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Ritually sacrificed guinea pigs adorned with colourful earrings and necklaces discovered in Peru

April 14, 2019 - General

One hundred ritually sacrificed guinea pigs dressed up in jewellery have been discovered at an Inca archaeological site in Peru. The rodents were found to have been adorned with earrings and necklaces, and some of them wrapped up in tiny rugs—the first time such a find has been made.

One of the guinea pigs found at the Inca site [Credit: Lidio Valdez, 2019]The Inca civilization is known to have sacrificed animals, and Early Spaniards…

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