4 graves with bizarre stories

1. Cemetery of the sex

Dozens of bodies buried in a desert in northern Tibet, China, have remained preserved even after nearly 4, 000 years! The discovery excited the archaeologists involved, who soon began investigating the site.

Contrary to expectations, the corpses were not Chinese. Her features, such as brown hair and long noses, were befitting Europeans. The bodies had been buried in boats and upside down.

Cemetery found in Tibet

In place of the headstones were several phallic symbols, symbolizing the interest in pleasures and reproduction.

The nearly 200 mummies found were analyzed by Li Jin, a geneticist at Fudan University, and are the oldest ever found in the region. Carbon tests have shown that some are up to 3, 980 years old.

Many of the corpses still had their clothes buried. Some wore felt hats with ornamental feathers, woolen cloaks and leather boots. Underneath, the men wore wool thongs and the women wore thread skirts. Several offerings were found, such as straw baskets, carved masks and herbs.

One of the mummies found

In the tombs of the women, masts that reached four meters were found and, according to the researchers, were giant phallic symbols. Already in men's, there were carved vulvas, denoting the obsession with procreation.

2. The fear of zombies

In an ancient cemetery located southwest of Sicily, approximately 3, 000 bodies were found. At the site, which was used in the 3rd century BC, it was possible to observe an ancient Greek fear: the fear of zombies.

Among the tombs found, two were different: tomb 653 had the body of someone who possibly suffered from malnutrition or some serious illness. According to the archaeologists involved in the case, "the head and feet of the individual were completely covered by large fragments of amphora (ancient vessels of Greek origin)." It is believed that the intention was to prevent that body from coming back to life, like a zombie.

To keep the dead from returning

At tomb 693, a child, between 8 and 13 years old, was also buried with large stones scattered on his body. Bioarchaeologist Solosky Weaver explains that "necrophobia, or fear of the dead, is a concept that has been present in Greek culture from the Neolithic period to the present day."

In addition, spellbound tablets were found that Weaver said were intended to prevent the dead from rising from their graves.

3. Bodies in the middle of the airport

The land where Savannah Airport is currently located in the state of Georgia has already housed a cemetery. Before construction began, the families of the people buried at the site were advised to remove the bodies. However, the Dotsons family did not agree with the situation, so the bodies of Richard and Catherine Dotson are still there.

Savannah Airport

4. “Shame, Shame”

The Oise-Aisne cemetery is located in France and is known for housing the bodies of over 6, 000 US soldiers who died in the country during World War I.

The site is open for visitation, but there is a more hidden area called Lot E, where there are 94 bodies of people executed for war crimes such as rape and military desertion.

Tombs are almost unidentified

As punishment, their bodies were buried in simple graves and the only identification is a serial number each received.