1,500-year-old defleshed remains found in the cliffs of Nepal

Published on March 2nd, 2011 | by Admin


The remains of 27 people stripped of their flesh have been found inside of cliffside caves in Nepal.

Nearly 67 percent of the bodies’ had been defleshed, most likely with a metal knife, say the researchers, who found the remains in 2010.

After the de-fleshing process, the corpses had been neatly laid to rest on wide wooden shelves, the researchers speculate. But due to centuries of exposure to the elements, the bones and bunks—and much of the caves themselves—had collapsed by the time the team entered the chambers.

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Story: Ker Than, National Geographic News | Photo: Cory Richards, National Geographic News

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