Archaeologists Find Bound Bodies Of Enslaved Africans In Portuguese Trash Dump

In the early 15th century, Portuguese explorers like Henry the Navigator began sailing to Africa, bringing back both goods and enslaved people. A new archaeological study of more than 150 skeletons dumped in Lagos, Portugal, reveals that many of the enslaved Africans were not given proper burials and that several of them may even have been tied up at death.

Source: Archaeologists Find Bound Bodies Of Enslaved Africans In Portuguese Trash Dump

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