An archaeological dig at Huanchaquito-Las Llamas in Peru was found to contain the mummified remains of 140 children that were part of a mass sacrifice some time during the 15th century. The victims were both boys and girls between the ages of five and fourteen.
Examination of the remains found that the children's hearts were ripped from their bodies.
The slaughter site spans more than 7,000 square feet, and the remains of 200 either alpacas or llamas were found as well. Examination of the skeletons found that both the children and the animals had "cut marks transecting the sternums and displaced ribs" which suggests they "may have had their chests cut open, possibly during ritual removal of the heart".
The excavations were conducted between 2011 and 2016, and radiocarbon dates the remains to about 1450 A.D., when the Chimu culture occupied the area which is about 350 miles north of Lima.
Source - FoxNews
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