Ancient Warfare Answers episode (224): Battlefield Trophies

Patron of the podcast Seanbob sent in this question for Murray to mull over, 'what is up with foreskin collection? I know Ramses wrote on walls about the stacks of foreskins he collected from the sea peoples, and David bought his wife with foreskins (1 Samuel 18:27). So what is the deal? Was circumcisions popular in some cultures and not others? Why not the whole penis? What did they do with them after they stacked them? Some sort of trophy? Like a deer rack on your Grandpa's wall? Its one thing to like dicks, its strange to collect foreskins. What is the deal?' Enjoy the podcast? Support us via Patreon, now with optional magazine subscription!

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