During excavations at a pre-Hispanic sanctuary on the northern coast of Peru, archaeologists found the graves of 76 children.
According to archaeologist Luis Flores, one of the researchers of the sanctuary in Pampa La Cruz, they were sacrificed in religious rituals about 1,000 years ago.
The remains of the children, who were sacrificed between the ages of six and fifteen, were discovered between July and August on two small esplanades of this sanctuary in the municipality of Huanchaco, near the city of Trujillo, 500 kilometers north of Lima.
The same team of researchers, led by archaeologist Gabriel Prieto . . .