56 child skeletons found in Peru believed to be part of ancient ritual sacrifice

The skeletons of 56 children believed to be sacrificed by an ancient civilization have been discovered in Peru. 

There were also 30 young llamas found near the children is part of an apparent ritual to appease the gods 600 years ago, according to the Daily Mail. 

It is just the latest in ancient Chimu civilization mass burial sites found in the Huanchaco district that archaeologists say was 'a place of human sacrifice unprecedented in the history of the world'. 

Director of the Huanchaco Archeological Program Dr. Gabriel Prieto Burmester says the bodies were wrapped in cloth suggesting the bodies were prepared before the children died. 

He added, “There is no evidence of sick children, they were in good health, which suggests that they were middle or high class…”

The Daily Mail says archeologists ar calling it the largest single case of mass child sacrifice in history. 

Burmester believes the mass human sacrifice was used to “stop the negative effects of El Nino” that was occurring at the time. 

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Men use bamboo ladders to open doors to burial chambers cut into a massive boulder of Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Traditional Toraja houses are seen in a forest near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
Men lower part of a coffin down from a burial chamber cut into a massive boulder of Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A man fixes a blanket around the mummified body of a relative at Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
Mummified remains of a man is seen after his casket was opened by family members at Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
The coffin of a deceased relative is opened by family members at Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
Men remove a coffin from a burial chamber cut into a massive boulder of Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
Villagers and family carry the body of Ne' Ponno, an elderly woman who died more than a year ago, during a funeral ceremony, known as 'Rambu Solo', to the deceased's final resting place in a tomb cut out of a large rock in Batu Busa, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A man stands next to a burial chamber containing the bodies of his relatives at Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, NorthToraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
Relatives grieve at the coffin containing the body of an elderly woman, Ne' Ponno, who died more than a year ago, during a funeral ceremony, known as 'Rambu Solo', in Batu Busa, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A visitor sits outside a burial chamber cut into a massive boulder of Loko'mata, a traditional Toraja burial site, during an ancient Torajan ritual known as "Ma'nene", near Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside SEARCH "INDONESIA DEATH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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