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Hall of human sacrifices found in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an ancient ceremonial ground used by a Pre-Columbian civilization for human sacrifices.


Photographs taken at the site show more than half a dozen skeletons on the floor of the hall.
“There was a great ceremonial hall or passage integrated into the rest of the architecture that establishes the presence of certain figures of the Moche elite and also the practice of complex rituals such as human sacrifice,” Mr Wester told Reuters.
His team uncovered a 200-foot-long corridor opening up to face three equidistant porticos and five thrones on the archaeological site’s main pyramid.
The remnants of a mural found within the corridor depict three high priests whose ornamentation confirms the involvement of the culture’s political leadership in the ceremony, he said.


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