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The History of Human Sacrifice

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Event Description

Throughout history, from the earliest stages of human development, it does appear that the practise of human sacrifice was rather more prevalent than is portrayed in our history books. Human sacrifice, in its broadest sense, takes many forms. In this talk I try to present, as dispassionately as possible, the history of human sacrifice in all these various forms and the rational for its acceptance in so many societies. I will focus on the cultural, religious and social aspects of sacrifice, rather than going into too many gory details. It is a very emotive subject about which much misinformation has been forthcoming, let me try and bring some perspective.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
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Neil Meldrum

Meet The Speaker, Neil

Neil Meldrum has been a lawyer for 40 years. Now retired, Neil has the opportunity of indulging his fascination in all things to do with ancient history and the cultural evolution of mankind. Although an amateur, these are compelling subjects which have been undergoing considerable re-appraisal in recent years. Neil's talks range from the development and the cultural evolution of early man to the Maya and Aztecs of Ancient Mexico and the Incas of Peru, areas that he has visited extensively. More recently he has been focusing on early culture in Ancient China, India, Egypt and Mesopotamia and in particular looking at early religions in these regions.

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