In Peru, found another major dumping of sacrificed children

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New mass grave of children which had been sacrificed, was found in the North of Peru, reports the EFE news Agency with reference to the Peruvian archaeologist Standing Castillo.

According to the Agency, we are talking about the remains of more than hundreds of children discovered during excavations in the area of the pampas La Cruz in the region of La Libertad.

«In addition to the 140 children’s remains found in the area of Wanakita a few months ago, this new excavation in the pampas La Cruz we found yet a total of 111 of the sacrificed kids,» said Castillo.

Excavations continue and archaeologists believe that the total number of remains exceeds found in Wanakita. The victim was brought to the pre-Hispanic era, the ancient culture of the Chimu, probably because of a climatic phenomenon that has brought the rain. Archaeologists believe that the mass murder of children and llamas that were also found during the excavations, local residents tried to beg the gods to stop the rains, which interfered with fishing fish in the ocean.

Previously, archaeologists have found evidence in Peru the largest in North and South America and probably in world history, mass child sacrifice. According to scientists, more than 140 children and 200 young lamas, apparently, was sacrificed during a ritual, which, presumably, was made 550 years ago in the era of the existence in this region is poorly studied highly developed pre-Columbian Chimu culture.

The place of sacrifice, known as Wanakita situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific ocean in the district of Huanchaco in Northern Peru. Nearby is Chan Chan, the former center of the Chimu culture and the capital of the state of education Cimor. In 1986, Chan Chan acquired the status of a UNESCO world heritage site.