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This Abandoned Medieval Village Holds a Grisly Secret

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The village of Wharram Percy, on the western edge of the chalk wolds of North Yorkshire, is an archaeological treasure. It the best preserved medieval village in Britain and may hold a disturbing secret.

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In 1963, archaeologists discovered a pit full of human bones in a preserved medieval village in Yorkshire. Some were dismembered, some were burnt, and all were buried here for a specific reason. Now, our hosts dig through old records and use the latest forensic technology to determine if these corpses were killed in battle, were the result of human sacrifice or cannibalism, or were mutilated to stop them from coming back from the dead.

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