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Estremoz victims had their feet and hands lopped off before they died

axeBloodyThe young victims of unspeakable cruelty were uncovered by anthropologists at the universities of Coimbra and Évora who discovered three medieval skeletons, with their hands and feet buried nearby.

The victims of this violent punishment were aged between 18 and 35 and were found by the anthropologist, Teresa Fernandes, of the University of Évora during “excavations carried out in 2001 in the medieval necropolis of Rossio do Marquês de Pombal, in Estremoz which dates from the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries.”


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