To date, archaeologists have found more than 250 human remains of children slaughtered and buried in graves in the Pampa La Cruz sector in Huanchaco.
Feren Castillo, the resident archaeologist of the site, said that there were also skeletal remains of 40 warriors from the Chimú era, according to information published in RPP Noticias.
“According to the research team, the children were sacrificed in a ritual for the Chimú gods and each body has cuts on the sides of the chest. The ages of the minors before the sacrifice were between 4 and 14 years old”, the aforementioned media wrote.
The findings were taken to the laboratory of the National University of Trujillo for their respective analyses.
Cover Photo Przemysław Sakrajda.
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