When we consider some of the different barbaric practices that were commonplace in the lives of our predecessors, we tend to look at them with a judgmental eye—viewing them as primitive, and downright savage.
Most of us would even admit to wondering if our violent ancestors, like those who enjoyed the bloody gladiator games or those who approved cruel medieval torture chambers, were actually less evolved than people living today. Here are some barbaric practices that still exist throughout the world.
There have been recent incidents of cannibalism discovered in several areas of the world, including in Brazil, where some individuals murdered several women, ate parts of them, and turned the rest into empanadas which they sold.
2. Witch hunts
In Papua New Guinea, many still believe in witchcraft and sorcery, and when misfortune falls on an individual or community. In several provinces, an estimated 150 men, women and even children are burnt to death on a yearly basis, when suspected of witchcraft. Often, the people who were last seen with someone who dies or suffers an ill fate are the ones accused of black magic.
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