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Eldorado

Mass ritual sacrifice in 15th century Peru

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Eldorado
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"A mass sacrifice at a 15th century archaeological site in Peru saw the ritual killing of over 140 children and over 200 llamas, according to a new study.

This is the largest known mass sacrifice of children -- and of llamas -- in the New World."

At Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190306142902.htm

"The slaughter of hundreds of young children and llamas in 15th century Peru may have been in response to a huge El Nino.  

More than 140 boys and girls aged between five and 14 were slaughtered in what is thought to be a mass sacrifice to appease the gods of a now extinct religion."

At the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6778541/Worlds-largest-mass-sacrifice-discovered-South-America-140-children-slaughtered.html

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Kittens Are Jerks

Interesting find. I'll never quite understand how someone came up with the idea that human and animal sacrifices were necessary to appease the gods. The little ones sacrificed in this instance had their chests cut so that their hearts could be removed. So tragic.

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The Wistman

Sickening.  Human inhumanity.  To say nothing for the equally innocent llamas.

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South Alabam

It is no wonder the population of the earth took so long to get to what we have now.

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4 hours ago, South Alabam said:

It is no wonder the population of the earth took so long to get to what we have now.

It's also no wonder that the next "die off" will be the most spectacular.  People do not change their nature.

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DebDandelion

Children being offered kills me inside. 

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DebDandelion
6 hours ago, and then said:

It's also no wonder that the next "die off" will be the most spectacular.  People do not change their nature.

Elaborate?

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29 minutes ago, DebDandelion said:

Elaborate?

I'm just referring to the brutal, base nature of humanity.  Most of us, most of the time, want to love, grow and build things for the next generation.  Unfortunately, a few feel entitled to force the rest of us to get in line and fight.  The weapons science has provided us for that purpose, have become far more efficient than we are mature enough to handle.

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Coil
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15 hours ago, Kittens Are Jerks said:

Interesting find. I'll never quite understand how someone came up with the idea that human and animal sacrifices were necessary to appease the gods. The little ones sacrificed in this instance had their chests cut so that their hearts could be removed. So tragic.


They had a drought and it did not rain for a long time, therefore they sacrificed people and even the daughters of the leaders to placate the lower gods and when one day it worked, the sacrifice went to flow.
And when there was a struggle for the throne, the cruel challenger sent his soldiers to walk the streets and ask who you support and if the answer was wrong  then these people were immediately killed and young children were grabbed by the legs and smashed their heads against the wall. When ascended to the throne, the servants were also sacrificed.

 

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