Why'd They Do That Strange Customs of the Past Human Sacrifice
Human sacrifice is a gruesome yet fascinating part of many cultures histories. While its well known that the ancient Aztecs practiced human sacrifice, many other peoples did as well, including the Thuggees, the Maya, and the ancient Egyptians. This compelling book relays the significance of such brutal acts and explains each cultures devotion to their gods and the afterlife. Readers also learn about modern acts of sacrifice, such as the kamikaze pilots of World War II. Vibrant illustrations and eye-catching photographs enhance the engrossing information on each page.