Sunday, December 28, 2014

Stone Alter for Human Sacrifice Discovered at the Portsmouth Ancient Cermonial Earthen Temple

Stone Alter for Human Sacrifice Discovered at the Portsmouth Ancient Cermonial Earthen Temple


Photo shows the Children's home in the background with the horseshoe shaped work in the foreground.

Prehistoric America, 1905

Mr. T. W.Kinney says the mound, which was a natural elevation, was selected as the site fir a children's house. In excavating the cellar there was discovered a circular altar composed of stones which were standing close together, and showed evidence of heat.  This altar was four feet below the surface. leading from the alter was a channel about eighteen inches wide, composed of clay, which was designed to "Carry off the blood,' giving the idea that human sacrifices were offered here, as upon the alters of Avebury, England.


The Children's home and the site of the alter for human sacrifice was possibly within the circular earthwork to the north of the horseshoe shaped earthworks.