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28 April 2022

By Lexy  |  04-28-2018   News 
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More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event more than 500 years ago. What reason could there have been and will we ever find out?

Victims of a horrible and tragic event, a child (left) and baby llama (right) were part of the sacrificial killing of more than 140 children and over 200 llamas on the north coast of Peru around A.D. 1450.

Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas has been discovered on Peru’s northern coast, archaeologists tell National Geographic.

Credit: National Geographic

Credit: National Geographic

The victims’ ages ranged between five and fourteen; however, the majority were between eight and twelve years of age, National Geographic reports.

The discovery was made near modern-day Trujillo, which is near the center of the ancient Chimú civilization; and was exclusively unveiled on the National Geographic website.


I know Jesus greeted these children as they crossed. With tears in his eyes he promised to send his followers to end this scourge on their people.
BBC News - Peru child sacrifice discovery may be largest in history http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43928277 

Mass child sacrifice found in Peru

Researchers find 140 child victims of human sacrifice, killed in a single event some 550 years ago.


“I, for one, never expected it,” John Verano, one of the lead researchers, told the publication. “And I don’t think anyone else would have, either.”

Many of the children had their faces smudged with a red cinnabar-based pigment during the ceremony and their chests were cut open, most likely to remove their hearts. The sacrificial llamas appear to have met the same fate.

Credit: National Geographic

Evidence for the ritual killings includes a skull stained with red cinnabar-based pigment, a human rib bone with cut marks, and a sternum severed in half.

Gabriel Prieto, the other lead researcher, said: “When people hear about what happened and the scale of it, the first thing they always ask is why.”

God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4)

Related Sources: bbc.com/news/amp/world-latin-america-43928277news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/mass-child-human-animal-sacrifice-peru-chimu-science

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