Skip to comments.Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru
Posted on 04/28/2018 10:42:17 PM PDT by Simon Green
Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the worlds largest single case of child sacrifice.
The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, archaeologists said on Friday.
The site, located near the city of Trujillo, also contained the remains of 200 young llamas apparently sacrificed on the same day.
The burial site was apparently built by the Chimú empire. It is thought the children were sacrificed as floods caused by the El Niño weather pattern ravaged the Peruvian coastline.
They were possibly offering the gods the most important thing they had as a society, and the most important thing is children because they represent the future, said Gabriel Prieto, an archaeology professor at Perus National University of Trujillo, who has led the excavation along with John Verano of Tulane University.
Llamas were also very important because these people had no other beasts of burden; they were a fundamental part of the economy.
Prieto said the children were buried facing the sea, while the llamas faced the Andes mountains to the east.
Excavation work at the burial site started in 2011, but the findings were first published on Thursday by National Geographic, which helped finance the investigation.
Prieto said researchers also found footprints that have survived rain and erosion. The small footprints indicate the children were marched to their deaths from Chan Chan, an ancient city 1.5km (one mile) from Las Llamas, he said.
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Planned Parenthood new shrine?
All cultures are equal, goes the liberal narrative.
Noble savages and their cultural equality to mine
democrats, or just the nea?
You have referenced the most precious and unique voice of my lifetime, along with her brother (who is among the most underrated composers and producers of pop sound ever).
There’ll never be another Carpenters.
That’s nothing compared to the millions sacrificed nowdays at the altar of convenience and expediency.
Great, now the British health care sector has a role model for the future.
Planned Parenthood and the British NHS were in Peru???
They had their way of fighting climate change, The left today has theirs. Both involve sacrifice to some false god.
The savage Incas had their flood God and their priests.
The current leftists have their Goebels warming and their climate “scientists”.
Plus ça change et moins ça change.
“The burial site was apparently built by the Chimú empire. It is thought the children were sacrificed as floods caused by the El Niño weather pattern ravaged the Peruvian coastline. “
They had global warming even back then?
After Christian values became the norm, people forgot that the norm before Judaism and Christianity was child sacrifice.
Such a quaint little custom! Who are we to judge??
Was the song composed for the movie? ‘Cause the movie was liberal tripe...hence, very funny, in a “Billy Jack” kind of way.
Check Wikipedia for “El Nino.” Says that Pizarro first hypothesized it around 1525 when he observed heavy rainfall in the deserts of Peru.
It is more of a norm now. Back then, it was a special occasion.
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