Remains found in Peru of sacrificial victim killed to stop rain

Published on July 16th, 2009 | by Admin

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The remains of a woman who was sacrificed in the 15th century to stop rain has been found in Peru.

Sosaya said that one of the woman’s feet had been amputated before she was hanged and her body thrown out near a wall. The gestures on her face suggest that she screamed before she died, and archaeologists think that she was sacrificed.

From what researchers know of the Chimu culture, the amputation of a foot was meant to prevent the sacrificed person from leaving the site in later lives.

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