Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

Mass child sacrifice site excavated in Peru

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A hillside facing the Pacific Ocean in Lima has given up a secret it has kept for thousands of years – the remains of hundreds of children sacrificed during the Chimú period buried there. A team of Peruvian archaeologists conducted a dig at the site of what constitutes the largest number of remains of sacrificed children ever discovered in the Americas. ’The total sum from excavations since 2016 until now of about 227, more or less,’ archaeologist Gabriel Prieto said. According to the archaeologists, the sacrifices appear to be connected to a climate-related event, possibly an El Niño, which has been proven to have occurred approximately 1,500 years before the birth of Christ. Scientists have made similar discoveries of sacrificed children in Mexico and high in the glaciers of the Andes but never this many/