Archaeologists discover hundreds of human skeletons on horrifying ‘Murder Island’

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Being shipwrecked on a tropical island might sound like an interesting (or even fun) adventure, but archaeologists are discovering that the reality was much different for hundreds of passengers who met their doom on a small island some 400 years ago. Researchers are searching for clues to explain how the bloody massacre unfolded on what has been nicknamed “Murder Island.”

The horrifying incident dragged on for months after a Dutch ship called the Batavia struck a reef and became incapacitated in 1629. Forced to abandon ship and head for land, hundreds attempted the swim to nearby Beacon Island, with several dozen drowning before making it ashore. For those who survived the difficult swim, their life on dry land was nothing short of a nightmare.

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER HUNDREDS OF HUMAN SKELETONS ON HORRIFYING ‘MURDER ISLAND’ originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 11:33:51 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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