Ancient Chinese woman faced brutal ‘yue’ punishment, had foot cut off, skeleton reveals

Nearly 3,000 years ago, a Chinese woman’s foot was amputated – possibly not because of a medical condition, but as punishment for committing a crime, a new study of her bones shows. It was one of the few times that archaeologists discovered evidence of yueAn ancient Chinese punishment.

Various clues suggest that the woman’s foot was severed like yue: her bones showed no signs of any disease that would have required such amputation; and it looks like the wound was created roughly, rather than with the precision of a medical amputation.

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-china-woman-foot-amputation Ancient Chinese woman faced brutal ‘yue’ punishment, had foot cut off, skeleton reveals

Russell Falcon

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