July 31, 2011

“Indy, cover your heart!”

Filed under: Uncategorized — acagle @ 9:23 am

Because it’s the executioner! Ancient Sacrificer Found With Blades in Peru Tomb?

With ancient ceremonial knives at his side, an elite 14th-century executioner—a key player in human-sacrifice rituals—has been uncovered in a tomb at a pre-Inca site in Peru, archaeologists suggest.

The tomb was found at Chotuna-Chornancap, a coastal site near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo (map). The site was once an important ceremonial center of the Lambayeque culture, also known as the Sicán.

The culture lived along the northern coasts of Peru from around A.D. 800 until around 1375, when the neighboring Chimú civilization conquered the Sicán.

They do give all the usual caveats at the end of the piece. Irritating site with globs of popup ads.

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