Recent Lambayeque Sacrifice Site Found

Peruvian ancient temple reveals secrets of human sacrifice


Lambayeque, Mar. 09 (ANDINA). Archaeologists in northern Peru have discovered hidden frescoes in a major center of human sacrifice dating back to the ancient Lambayeque culture.

“We are talking about an area that is over 600 meters squared where rituals of human sacrifice or offering have been carried out that were very important in Lambayeque society,” Bruning Museum director Carlos Wester was quoted as saying by NTDTV.

Wester added that “it is probable they were carrying out human sacrifices here because we are very close to a site where we found more than 30 sacrificed women, a very large ceremony for these past societies and this seems to be the central atrium where these rituals were carried out.”

The Lambayeque or Sican culture developed on the northern coast of Peru between about AD 700 and 1300, thriving to 900-1000, between the Moche and Chimu cultures.

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About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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