A team of archaeologists discovered in northern Peru the remains of 29 people, including three children, who could help experts rewrite the history of the pre-Inca Wari civilization, reports AFP with a reference to researchers.
The bodies buried more than 1,000 years ago were found in the coastal region of Lambayeque, about 750 kilometers north of Lima, according to Edgar Bracamonte, the principal investigator, last Friday. “These discoveries allow us to rethink the history of the Lambayeque region, especially the links with the Wari and Mochica civilizations in the area,” said the specialist.
According to the researcher, the burials of three children and a teenager at the front of the temple suggest that they were human sacrifices from the Wari culture. Likewise, Bracamonte indicated that it is the first time that a find associated with this civilization has been made so far from its area of influence.
The Wari culture was a pre-Inca civilization that flourished in the central Andes (present-day Peru) from approximately the 7th to the 13th century.