Sacrificed Children Uncoverered at the ancient Peru site of Cajamarquilla

March 3, 2022

Archaeologists in Peru, at the site of Cajamarquilla have found six mummified children and 14 others sacrificed to accompany a dead nobleman to the afterlife in a tomb. The children were wrapped in a tight cloth. They were likely sacrificed for a nobleman. They were placed at the entrances to the tomb on top of each other. Cajamarquilla was built of mud beginning in 200 BCE and occupied till 1500 CE. The mummies were buried around 1,200 years ago. Buried llamas and earthenware has also been found in the tomb


The nobleman was about 20 years old, buried with his hands covering his face and tied up with rope.


CBS News has the report here:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-mummies-children-peru-sacrifice/