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1,000-year-old sacrificial victims found in Peru

The remains of nine men ritually killed 1,000 years ago has been found in Peru. The team of Japanese and Peruvian archaeologists found the remains of nine men who were sacrificed as part of a ritual. In a separate area, they discovered a tomb believed to have belonged to an elite

Remains of sacrificial victim found at Moche Temple

The remains of a sacrificed woman have been found underneath a ceremonial courtyard at the Moche temple of Cao Viejo in Peru. The archaeologist in charge of excavating the complex, Regulo Franco, said "it came as quite a surprise to find a woman, and even more to see she was buried

Mass grave of children and llamas found in Peru

A mass grave containing the remains of 42 children and 76 llamas (or alpacas) has been found buried in a sand dune in Peru. Prieto's team suspects the children were killed as part of a religious ceremony by the Chimú culture. Famed for irrigation advances, the Chimú occupied the northern and

Remains of children sacrifices found in Peru

The remains of 12 children and 20 llamas sacrificed 800 years ago have been found near the ancient city of Chan Chan in Peru. Experts believe the children and animals were killed in a ritual similar to the Incan ceremony known as Capacocha, which was organized before the imminent death or