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Remains of sacrificed Thracian children found

The remains of three children believed to have been sacrificed by the Thracians in the 6th century B.C. have been found in southwest Bulgaria. The skeleton of a third child sacrificed by Ancient Thracians has been discovered by Bulgarian archaeologists in the same ritual pit at the prehistoric site near Bulgaria’s

Peruvian dig unearths child sacrifices

Archaeologists working in Peru have unearthed the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas who were sacrificed 600 years ago. Their latest excavation uncovered numerous additional sacrificial victims, which will allow for a more detailed reconstruction of this unusual event, Verano said. The researchers think that the sacrifice may have been

Peruvian child sacrifices result of social inequality

New evidence has been found which suggests that the Muchik ethnic group in Peru exercised child sacrifice to solidify their cultural identify in an area dominated by another ethnic group, the Sicán. To investigate the role of ritual sacrifice in the Middle Sicán period, researchers examined 81 skeletons at the

Carthaginian children weren’t sacrificed

A recently completed study has debunked the millennia-old myth that children were sacrificed in ancient Carthage. [Thx Saturn via] An examination of the remains of Carthaginian children revealed that most infants perished prenatally or very shortly after birth and were unlikely to have lived long enough to be