In late August, media reported that archaeologists had found a mass burial site in northern Peru. This is the largest collective children's tomb ever discovered in the world. 227 children became sacrifices for a ritual to prevent natural disasters. Similar burial sites are found throughout the world.
In 2011, an international team of archaeologists in northern Peru discovered a burial tomb for 42 children aged 4-14. Over the next five years, the number of skeletons found increased to 140. All the victims lay on their backs facing the sea, their faces painted red. The sternum is damaged, possibly affected by the leech used in the sacrificial ceremony. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that the children died on the same day, around 1450. Judging by DNA, they came from different parts of the Chimu empire that existed in Peru from 900 to 1470. .
Children are sacrificed to pray for the gods not to bring rain, wind and flood into the area.(Illustration).
Scientists believe that children are sacrificed to pray to the gods not to bring rain or wind to the area. There are signs that the victims were killed in wet weather. Here is about the disaster that once rocked these lands in the 15th century, now known as the El Niño phenomenon, which has dramatically changed the climate on the north coast. In the sea there is no fish to catch, people suffer from heavy rains and floods. This unusual phenomenon is considered to be one of the main causes leading to the decline of the Chimu people and their Empire was conquered by the Incas.
Discovering 227 skeletons is the largest mass grave ever discovered in the world. Perhaps this is not the last mass grave discovered there. In 1991, scientists discovered a wooden structure similar to the famous Stonehenge just 140 km from Berlin. This discovery dates back to manufacturing around 2300 BC. This structure consists of a number of circles, divided into separate sections to organize the ritual. Last year, while studying the central area of Woodhenge - as scientists call "Germany's Stonehenge" - they discovered the remains of several dozen women and children of different ages.
All the victims died from being stabbed in the neck by a hard object. Afterwards, the bodies were thrown into a hole in the center of the circle. Fragments of ritual tools are located near the remains. Stonehenge of Germany. According to scientists, there was a sacrifice ceremony for children and women. According to scientists, there was a sacrifice ceremony for children and women. According to German archaeologists, Woodhenge is most likely associated with the cult of the sun god, and human sacrifices may be part of performances depicting life and death cycles. But, only the most influential members of the community - priests, leaders, and members of their families - have the right to watch these performances.
Burning to win Greek myths and legends have lots of scary details about human sacrifice rituals. However, until recently, there was no archaeological evidence for this. Only in 2016, an international team of archaeologists unearthed children remains in the Zeus Likeisky reserve, on the Peloponnese peninsula. The Romans destroyed Jerusalem after the siege.
Bloody ramparts in ancient history.
The boy's skeleton lies between two rows of parallel stones in a 30 meter high mound made of ashes of sacrificed animals. The skeleton is well preserved, except for the upper part of the skull. Judging by the pieces of clay near the remains, the child died in the eleventh century BC. Scientists believe the boy was sacrificed, as his remains lay on the altar. According to The Guardian, archaeologists do not exclude that there are other skeletons in this tomb. The altar is only 7% excavated and this mountain for centuries is associated with human sacrifices. In addition, different parts of Greece have been discovered in different parts of Greece, including children. Temple of Zeus on Mount Lykeo. Here the scientists found the first archaeological evidence that the Greeks had sacrificed human sacrifices.
Here the scientists found the first archaeological evidence that the Greeks had sacrificed human sacrifices. There are signs that these people were not only killed, their soft tissue was cut off after death. Understand the requirements of the god Around the same time, when sacrificed children on Likeo Mountain, on Chinese territory during the Shang Dynasty, also held sacrifices for young people from 15 to 35 years old. According to Canadian archaeologists, over a period of 255 years, in the capital Yinxuy, more than 13,000 people were sacrificed to the gods by the priests of the Shang Dynasty.
The body has been dumped in special sacrifice pits. More than two and a half thousand such holes were discovered during archaeological excavation. The priests of the Shang Dynasty killed mainly the prisoners because then the empire was constantly at war. There were two types of sacrifices. According to the rensun ritual, besides the sacrificed person, there were usually servants or relatives of the deceased nobleman - different things were placed in a certain order. There are sacrifices of 10-50 people at the same time, scientists even discovered a mass grave with 339 skeletons. In the majority of the tombs excavated, the number of victims corresponding to the numbers indicated on the fortune telling bone was found next to the remains. Most likely, human sacrifices were made to clarify the opinions of the gods on a specific issue.