Mass Child Sacrifice May Be Biggest Uncovered in Peru

The bodies of 227 victims, aged between five and 14, were found near the coastal town of Huanchaco, north of Peru's capital Lima.

The children were believed to have been sacrificed over 500 years ago.

The discovery comes barely a year after 200 child victims of human sacrifice were found at two other sites in the country.

Archaeologists told AFP news agency that some of the bodies in this latest collection still had hair and skin when they were dug up.

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