January 26, 2016

Unusual Lambayeque Culture Female Sacrifices Uncovered

Archaeologists have found the bodies of six women ritually killed at 800 CE in the Pucala District of Peru in a secret compound of the Huaca Santa Rosa temple. The women were buried with a llama and ceramics. They were placed facing the Andes. They would have been killed in ceremonies that involved ritual costumes and drinking the victim’s blood. They were part of the Lambayeque (Sican) Culture (750-1375 CE). The women appear go have been taken as slaves or captured from other Pre-Inca Cultures.

The Daily Mail has their usual excellent photo collection of the site and a video as well;

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Andean World

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