Dozens of Sacrificed Girls Found at Inca Site
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 5, 2009 2:56 AM CDT
Peru's famous Machu Picchu site was once the capital city of the Incas, who thrived before the Spanish arrived in what is now South America in the Middle Ages.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
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(Newser) – Dozens of carefully buried human sacrifices have been found in a coastal Inca site in Peru, reports the Telegraph. Most of the dead are teenage girls, and one appears to have been pregnant. The bodies, which still contain skin and hair, all bear signs of knife slashes along the neck. It's extremely rare to find so many bodies at one site. Human sacrifice was common in the Incan culture that thrived before the Spanish arrived in what is now South America.