Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice Discovered in Peru May Be World’s Largest

(National Geographic) — Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas— and likely in world history—has been discovered on Peru’s northern coast, archaeologists tell National Geographic.

More than 140 children and 200 young llamas appear to have been ritually sacrificed in an event that took place some 550 years ago on a wind-swept bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the shadow of what was then the sprawling capital of the Chimú Empire.

Scientific investigations by the international, interdisciplinary team, led by Gabriel Prieto of the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo and John Verano of Tulane University, are ongoing. The work is supported by grants from the National Geographic Society.

While incidents of human sacrifice among the Aztec, Maya, and Inca have been recorded in colonial-era Spanish chronicles and documented in modern scientific excavations, the discovery of a large-scale child sacrifice event in the little-known pre-Columbian Chimú civilization is unprecedented in the Americas—if not in the entire world.

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  • Susan Perelka

    We have mass child sacrifice taking place around the world today, it is called abortion. Our world is saturated with their blood. God will not ignore this, judgement is coming. BUT God will forgive you IF you will repent, and accept Gods grace through faith in Jesus Christ, a free gift to any who will accept it. Either, the shedding of their innocent blood was paid for on Jesus OR it will be paid for upon the individual. But don’t be deceived, God will avenge it at some point. Vengeance is Mine, says the LORD, I will repay.

    • LynnRH

      You are exactly right! The child sacrifice we do today is called abortion. Sooooo shameful.

    • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

      In Jesus I agree. Amen

  • Doug Olson

    Ms. Perelka and Ms. LynnRH are exactly right! We do have child sacrifice, today, called abortion and it is far, far, far worse than these early peoples could have ever imagined! Why is there civilization gone including the ancient Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Babylonians and a ‘host’ of other empires? They sinned against the LORD God and never thought for a moment that judgment would ever come. It’s, also, coming to the United States of America and the other nations of the earth! When? I don’t know! But it’s coming and many, many, many people will be surprised!!

    • Darwin C

      The bible never condemns abortion, and never equates abortion to the murder of a live, breathing person. The bible equates life with breath.

      If you disagree, provide even one chapter and verse that clearly condemns abortion.

      On the other hand, the biblical deity permitted human sacrifice at least 3 times.

      • LynnRH

        There is absolutely NO WAY you will EVER convince a true Christian that God is okay with us ending the life of an unborn baby. Sorry, but you just won’t. You’re wasting your time. God created every unborn human being and already knew them before He even knitted them together in their mother’s womb. None of us have the right to destroy what God began.

        • TheKingOfRhye

          None of us have the right to destroy what God began.

          So….are you also against the death penalty? And killing in war, for that matter?

        • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥


        • Tim Matter

          LynnRH- So then it should be easy to provide the Bible quotes that Darwin C asked for.

          • LynnRH

            Can you provide the bible quotes that DO provide evidence that God is just fine with killing an unborn baby? I don’t know if people back in the bible days even knew what abortion was or even how to do it.

            But there are just some things that do not HAVE TO be explained to us. The Holy Ghost that God gave to one who is saved is enough, all by its self, to give a person that “gut feeling” that killing an unborn baby WILL NOT be pleasing to God.

          • Susan Perelka

            I provided some under his post. Start with those, read the entire chapters to get an accurate context.

        • Susan Perelka

          Preach it sister!

      • You do not believe in God and yet you think you know all there is to know about His Holy Word?

        That is absurd.

      • Susan Perelka

        Proverbs 6, Dueteronomy 13, 2 kings 21, Psalm 94, Isaiah 59, Joel 3, Jeremiah 22 and on and on. It is called “the shedding of innocent blood”, just google all bible references that use that term. It is all over the word of God. God really gets angry about it and God is the same yesturday, today, and forever.

    • Susan Perelka

      Just keep telling them Doug, some will listen and become safe in the ark of Jesus Christ in the day of judgement. Keep sowing the word, some will fall on good soil and produce a crop. Mockers and scoffers will come, God will judge them in that day. Our job, as servants of Jesus Christ , is to just keep warning them, hoping they will listen and receive Gods mercy through Jesus, to go and make disciples, to shine our light showing them what a transformed life, by Gods grace, looks like. When He comes back, we will see the harvest. Don’t grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap. Remember, all the angels in heaven rejoice every time ONE sinner comes to repentance. Press on, persevere, and fight the good fight of faith. It is worth it, peoples eternal souls are at stake. In love, tell them. Have mercy on them, as God had on you. May our LORD bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. In Jesus Name. AMEN

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    Through Abortion the world is guilty of Human sacrifice of the unborn. I pray that many will come to repentance and receive healing.

    • Susan Perelka

      Abba Father, You are a forgiving God who will show mercy towards those willing to accept their sin, turn away from it, and turn towards Jesus. I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit, You will open their eyes to the truth of abortion, which is the shedding of innocent blood, an abomination in Your sight. I weep over the silent cries of those innocents. I weep over those who will not turn from their sin and be healed. I weep over those who do not understand what they are doing because of their lack of knowledge. Father, please forgive them and reveal to them Your truth, so that they may turn to Jesus in order to be forgiven and healed. Thank You Lord for Your patience and mercy. I ask this in the name of Jesus. AMEN

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        In Jesus Name Amen.

  • I think SIXTY MILLION BABIES SACRIFICED ON THE ABORTION ALTAR since 1973 is by far much worse.

    • Susan Perelka

      Just hearing that number, makes my heart heavy. Innocents that did nothing wrong. Not even allowed to take their first breath. Ripped in pieces from their mothers wombs. It is barbaric! Woman’s souls broken afterwards. The enemy only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. The devil is despicable and I can’t wait until he is thrown into the pit. Any woman who is guilty of this, please, please, please understand, God wants to forgive you and heal your tormented soul. God says, if you seek Him (desire to know the Creator), you will find Him. He is looking for a “heart” that is turned towards Him, then He will reveal Jesus Christ to you. It will hurt to face this sin of murder (repentance), but it is a necessary step towards healing. God loves you, just as much as that child. He wants to help you, just turn to Him. His hand is reaching out to you, just take it. You can be forgiven and at peace with God, PLEASE go to Him to be healed. My soul breaks for you just as much as for the child you murdered. The devil wants to destroy you, BUT GOD wants to forgive and heal you. Call to Jesus.

      • So much heart felt passion and sorrow. All I can say is Amen and God bless you my sister.

        • Susan Perelka

          May Gods peace and grace rest upon you Doug.

          • Thank you for that. You also. It always means a lot but seems I need it now more than ever before.

          • Susan Perelka

            Abba Father, I don’t know the struggles that Doug is experiencing, but You know LORD. I lift Him up, asking You to let Your grace and peace rest upon Him. Father, give him the wisdom to know what to do. Give him the provision and protection he needs. Give Him comfort through Your Holy Spirit. Thank You Father, for Your mercy. In Jesus Mighty and precious name. AMEN

            You are in my prayers. Thank you for yours, I too could use them for I have people oppressing me in my neighborhood and desire quiet and peace. May God help us both in our time of need.

          • Amen sister and thank you. May God continue His blessings on both of us and our families.