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Sacrificed woman’s mummy found in Peruvian archaeology site

The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex, researchers said.The El Brujo complex is some 570 km north of Lima. The archaeologist in charge of excavating the complex, Regulo Franco, said that ‘it came as quite a surprise to find a woman, and even more to see she was buried in the prone position with her head toward the west in the direction of the sea, and with one of her arms extended, a very abnormal position’ because it is unlike any known until now. The human sacrifices found in archaeological centers of the Moche culture, extant between the 1st and 8th centuries A.D. on Peru’s northern coast, were men and in the supine position. Franco added, in a statement to state news agency Andina, that ‘we suppose that, after having been sacrificed, her lifeless body was dropped into a previously prepared pit.’ 
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