Of the 52 skeletons, 17 had actually been beheaded simply after they passed away.

” The cuts through the neck were post-mortem and were nicely put simply behind the jaw,” Andy Peachey, an archaeologist with Historical Solutions, which excavated the website, informed Live Science. “An execution would cut lower through the neck and with violent force, and this is not present anywhere.”

This specific tomb has a decapitated skeleton and the skull of a 2nd decapitation, perhaps from a surrounding tomb.