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Archaeologists excavating a site in northern Peru have found the remains of nearly three dozen people ritually sacrificed 600 years ago.
Experts say the bodies were well preserved with skin tissue and hair remaining.
The bodies showed signs of being cut across the neck and collarbones, but otherwise were well preserved.
Most of the remains were of teenage girls of around 15-years-old.
The burial chamber was found in an enormous archaeological site called Chotuna-Chornancap, near the coastal city of Chiclayo.
The Inca culture spread from modern day Ecuador in the north to Chile in the south before the 16th century Spanish conquest.
It is best known for the mountain citadel of Maccu Piccu, the ruins of which are Peru's top tourist destination.
The bodies, some of which show signs of having been cut along their necks and collarbones, were otherwise found in good condition, said Carlos Webster, who is leading excavations at the Chotuna-Chornancap camp.
The sprawling 235-acre archeological site is 12 miles outside the coastal city of Chiclayo, near the ancient tomb of Sipan, which was one of the great finds of the last century. The sacrifices were made just decades before Spanish explorers arrived in what is now Peru.