227 Skeletons Found in Peru at Largest Site of Child Sacrifices in the World
Researchers think the sacrifices were connected to a climate-related event like El Nino.
A hillside in Peru is a burial ground for the remains of thousands of children sacrificed at the site hundreds of years ago.
On Wednesday, archaeologists uncovered the largest amount of remains of sacrificed children in the Americas, which they believe date back to the Chimu period.
“Approximately 95 this year [referring to discovered remains] and a total sum from excavations since 2016 until now of about 227, more or less," archaeologist Gabriel Prieto, who works at the National University of Trujillo, told APTN.
The bodies were found facing the Pacific Ocean near a port that was favored at the time. The children reportedly ranged in age from 4 to 14.
According to the archaeologists, the sacrifices appear to be connected to a climate-related event like El Nino. Researchers believe the people may have been trying to prevent devastating storms.
The remains of sacrificed children have also been discovered in Mexico and even in the Andes, but never of this magnitude, according to reports.
Trending on Inside Edition
Man Finds Brother's Letterman Jacket Their Mom Couldn’t Afford in a Thrift Store 28 Years LaterInspirational
This Holiday Season Airbnb Is Offering You a Chance to Stay in the Original 'Home Alone' HouseEntertainment
Silence Surrounds Alleged Videotaped Sexual Assault of Boy From Louisville Private School Months AgoCrime
'West Side Story' Generates Early Oscar Buzz as Reboot of Beloved Film and Play Hits the Silver ScreenEntertainment
Man Exonerated of Alice Sebold’s Rape Says as She Addresses Her Role in His Conviction: 'I Accept Her Apology'Crime