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Peru burial site reveals more secrets as sacrificial remains surface

The children and adults are believed to have accompanied a VIP, whose remains were unearthed in November

Marco Aquino

Peruvian archeologists have unearthed eight children and 12 adults apparently sacrificed about 800-1,200 years ago, in a major dig at the pre-Incan Cajamarquilla complex east of Lima.

The remains were outside an underground tomb where the team from Peru’s San Marcos University in November found an ancient mummy thought to be a VIP bound with ropes in a fetal position.

Archaeologist Pieter van Dalen said the bodies, some mummified and others skeletons, were wrapped in various layers of textiles as part of ancient pre-Hispanic ritual, and had probably been sacrificed to accompany the main mummy...

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