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Mayan sacrificial victims were boys

The human sacrifice victims of the Mayans were likely boys and young men, not virgin girls as previously believed.

Archeologist Guillermo de Anda from the University of Yucatan pieced together the bones of 127 bodies discovered at the bottom of one of Chichen Itza’s sacred caves and found that more than 80 per cent were probably boys between the ages of three and 11.

The other 20 per cent were mostly adult men, said Mr. de Anda, who scuba dives to uncover Mayan jewels and bones.

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