Aberdeen’s gruesome witchcraft history unveiled in 900-year-old church

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Someone sent me this story last night.

New light has been shed on the persecution of ‘witches’ during the transformation of a 900-year-old church.

The “Mither Kirk” Project has excavated the Church of St Nicholas which will eventually house a heritage centre.

The Kirk, which was a witches prison in the 1500s, has an iron ring in the walls where women and men convicted of witchcraft were chained before being burned at the stake.

All the details were carefully recorded in archives which will be put on public display.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-36488855

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