Archaeologists revealed the remains of nine men between the ages of 25 and 30 who were sacrificed as part of the Sican ritual.
Archaeologists in Peru discovered an ancient metallurgy workshop and burials containing the skeletons of nine victims. These victims are believed to have been killed 1,000 years ago.
The finds appeared in the Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary in the Lambayeque region 700 km north of Lima.
Archaeologists from Japan and Peru found the remains of nine men sacrificed as part of a ritual.
He also discovered a different tomb, a tomb believed to belong to an elite member of the Sican culture. This distinguished person lived on the northern coast of Peru, before the Inca, ie between 750 and 1375 AD. Both graves were equipped with ceramic vessels and ceremonial knives.
Archaeologist Go Matsumoto says about the findings: “These skeletons belong to the victims. Also all male. They were about 25-30 years old and I think they were sacrificed during the Middle Sican period. So about a thousand years ago … “
People of Sican culture are believed to be talented merchants in metal and ceramic products, especially in dealing with religious motifs.
The dead burying practices of the Sican culture were forbidden by the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. The people there are believed to have died a great drought period lasting 30 years.