A group of archeologists exhuming or excavating a palace in the old city of Avaris, in Egypt, made a gruesome and grisly revelation. The archeologists have uncovered the skeletons of 16 human hands covered in four pits. Two of the pits, situated before what is believed to be a royal chamber, containing one hand each. Two different pits, built at the outskirts of the palace has 14 other remaining hands.
They are right hands; there are no lefts.
“The majority of the hands are very huge”.
The excavation, made in the Nile Delta upper east of Cairo, go back around 3,600 years to a time when the Hyksos, a people believed to be initially from northern Canaan, controlled piece of Egypt and made their capital at Avaris an area referred as Tell el-Daba in today’s date. At the time the hands were earthed, the palace was being utilized by one of the Hyksos rulers, King Khayan.
The hands give off an impression of being the primary actual proof of a training validated in antiquated Egyptian composition and craftsmanship, in which a soldier would present the cut-off right hand of an enemy in return for gold, Cutting off the right hand, explicitly, of an enemy is believed to be taking of the energy of the enemy in Egyptian tradition.
One inscription is written on the tomb wall of Ahmose, son of Ibana, an Egyptian fighting in a campaign against the Hyksos. Which was written about 80 years later than the time the 16 hands were buried.
This is one of the earliest evidence of grisly punishment to the prisoners.