The skeletons of a family in an ancient sacrifice pit in China.
Wee Kek Koon
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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How China’s history of human sacrifice led to Ching Ming Festival’s paper offerings

Health concerns aside, burning joss paper to honour the dead is much better than what came before - commoners were buried with domesticated animals while the upper classes were entombed with the bodies of their wives, concubines and slaves

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The skeletons of a family in an ancient sacrifice pit in China.
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