Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mystery of the Severed Skulls

Richard Spencer recently reported on the Mysterious Case of the Severed Skulls in the Daily Torygraph.

"The grisly discovery of 121 human skulls, many with their tops sawn off, has puzzled Chinese police and caused a frenzy of speculation," he says.

Last month in Dege, I watched the local monastic ceremonial dances, in which, to the beat of drums, around 40 monks danced in a large circle. Each monk held a human scalp in his left hand.

The mystery skulls, sans scalps, were also found in a Tibetan area. Here is a photograph of them (from the Daily Telegraph website):

And here are the Dege monks dancing, scalps in hand:

1 comment:

  1. I suggest you get your hair cut really short to reduce the value of your melon. Do not drink with strangers or take up the offer when really hammered of sticking your head in a vice. While matey (said evil scalper) gets busy with the junior hack saw on your mop top.

    Right so your off! go job the locals must have considered you a financial migrant or similar.

    I've repacked your care packet found a bit more space which I'm filling in with more stuff. If when you finally get it's full of rubbish set up a market stall and flog it off as brick-a-brack to the locals they'll love it.

    Right now that I'm sober and the jet-lag has sort of gone I suspect i should really do some work. All the best and keep me informed as to new location and timescale for airdrop.