Archeologists working at Castilleja de Guzmán, a Copper Age site in Seville, dubbed the “Stonehenge of Spain,” have uncovered a unique two-chamber dolmen burial site housing the remains of an important chieftain, along with three guards and 19 women, who it seems were executed to accompany the chiefton on his journey to the afterlife. Qué cabrón.
“This society carried out the construction of a funerary monument and then held a burial ceremony for an important figure along with many members of his court, including his wives and his concubines, which is who we think the women were,” says Javier Verdugo, head of the regional government of Andalusia’s department of historical sites.
- See also Los Dólmenes – Asociación de Amigos del Patrimonio Arqueológico “Hace más de 4.500 años un macabro ritual funerario pudo celebrarse muy cerca de la actual ciudad de Sevilla. Un grupo de 19 mujeres jóvenes se dirigió hacia la muerte. Un hombre lleno de poder acababa de fallecer. Y las mujeres debían acompañarlo en su viaje al más allá.”