Skip to comments.Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru
Posted on 06/09/2018 4:48:27 PM PDT by BBell
A group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of more than 50 children who were ritually sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on the northern coast of what is now Peru.
The site is located a close to another where evidence of the biggest-ever sacrifice of children was found, with more than 140 youngsters were slain. But the most recent discovery may be even bigger.
So far we have found the remains of 56 children who were sacrificed by the Chimu culture, archaeologist Gabriel Prieto told AFP.
At this new site, we can easily double the number of remains we found in Huanchaquito, he said, referring to the nearby location where over 140 dead were found.
The new sacrifice site was discovered in the Pamapa La Cruz area in Huanchaco, a coastal district of Trujillo, Perus third-largest city.
Prieto said that the remains of the children, who were aged between six and 14, were found in early May wrapped in cotton shrouds facing the sea, a kilometer (less than a mile) north of Huanchaquito.
The interesting thing is that they were sacrificed with a cut in the sternum and display opened ribs like in Huanchaquito, which reinforces the idea that Huanchaco was a place where massive sacrifices of children were made during the Chimu culture, he said.
In Huanchaquito, the remains of over 140 children and 200 llamas slain some 550 years ago were discovered, National Geographic reported in late April.
Those excavations date back to 2011, when the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas were discovered in a 3,500-year-old temple, according to the report.
One of my CNAs in the nursing home was from Lima. Hardest-working person there as far as I’m concerned.
Hernan Cortez described similar scenes he witnessed with the Aztecs.
Not all cultures are equal. Some deserve to be destroyed.
Those peaceful, loving, native Americans...
If what you did 2000 years ago is the judgment we use to decide with cultures survive we are going to be wiping out all of them.
“Not all cultures are equal. Some deserve to be destroyed.”
Then please tell us what culture back then and before was worthy of sparing and praise?
Maybe next time those kids will NOT mouth off to their parents.
Those sweet civilized British.
Yeah. Across time and cultures, humanity is a brutal piece of work. The Spanish sailed across oceans to take what they could get and wipe out anybody in their way, not to mete out retribution for cultural practices of which they disapproved.
Peru has some incredible archaeology.
Spiritual they were. Very attuned to nature.
What are you trying to convey here because that photo definitely does not depict ancient Europeans?
The Daily Nigerian?
Bernal Diaz, one of Cortez’ grunts, a soldier in the ranks, left a spectacular memoir of the conquest from the point of view of the common man.
He repeatedly implies, but deliberately does not detail outright, every sort of atrocity and unnatural sexual act the Indian priests got up to in their temples. And this was a man well used to extreme violence.
The Aztecs murdered their victims and sometimes danced around in their skins afterwards.
Not like any of our elites would ever do, of course.
(same god being worshipped, though...)
Granted, the Spanish came and did as they did for their own reasons, not out of judgement of the Indians.
Some of their violence however was indeed done out of revulsion against aspects of Indian culture, and much of their justification for oversight of the Indians, in particular in the use of the encomienda system likewise.
Gee, maybe the birthplace of Western Civilization?
I like to diversify my sources.
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