Skip to comments.Ancient Sacrificer Found With Blades in Peru Tomb?
Posted on 08/01/2011 12:35:48 PM PDT by Renfield
The new tomb discovery was made during excavations of a section of Chotuna-Chornancap that was used to perform crop-fertility rituals, according to the team.
The skeleton belonged to a male between 20 and 30 years old, and that the tomb was built sometime in the late 1200s or early 1300s A.D., toward the end of the Sicán period, they say.
The cause of death of the tomb's inhabitant is unknown, but based on the kind and quantity of artifacts buried with himincluding ceramic pots, a skirt made of copper disks, and ornate copper knivesthe team thinks he was a member of the Sicán elite and possibly performed ritual human offerings by order of a priest.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...
Ceramic vessels and other offerings surround the grave of the elite 14th-century executioner.
The tomb found in the newfound complex has three levels. In the third, underground leveldifficult to photograph and so represented here by an illustrationwomen's skeletons were found in groups.
"DNA tests being run [in] the United States will determine if they all belong to the same family," which could lead to new understanding of the ancient practices at the site, dig leader La Torre said in January 2010.
Already the temple-complex discovery is shedding new light on the ancient Lambayeque people, whose descendants still live in Peru, and on Naylamp himself.
GGG pingy thingy....
And today productive people are sacrificed by way of taxes. So much for the progress of civilization. Just slit my throat with a knife and be done with it already!
It seems that the ruling elite will always take blood from us in one way or another.
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Thanks Renfield. Looks like a run of the mill sacking of a town, with whole families taken by surprise (at night perhaps) and killed in their homes.
You ain’t getting out so easy. Pay your taxes until you retire at 70. Then we’’ll slit your throat. Save on you becoming a burden by collecting social security and medicare.
Ancient Sacrificer Found With Blades in Peru Tomb?It wasn't me.
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