From the walls of the Shaanxi Province in China to the murky red waters of Irelands peat bogs, scientists and archaeologists have found spine-chilling evidence of scary sacrifices and rituals. Throughout history, cultures have found some very creative ways of torturing their enemies and pleasing the powers that be. But some of these ghastly practices happened far more recently than we would like to think! This riveting volume offers age-appropriate insight into some of historys mysterious and gruesome practices. Scintillating sidebars and Grave Matters fact boxes highlight details about surprising sacrifices and eye-opening executions.