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Incas Intoxicated Sacrificial Children in Preparation for Death

She was killed at the age of 13 and placed in a mountaintop shrine in the Argentine high Andes–a sacrifice to the gods. There she lay for some 500 years until 1999, when archaeologists recovered her frozen body along with those of two other separately entombed children, a boy and a girl both between four [...]

July 30, 2013 — Kate Wong