The Dark Truth Behind the Recovery of a 500-Year-Old Mummy

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The Inca Empire is regarded as one of the most successful empires of pre-Columbian times. Their religious rituals have fascinated historians for decades, and thanks to one archaeologist, we have more insight into what exactly went on between the Inca priests and emperors. One particular mummified child shed a lot of light on the empire's darker practices...

A New Inca Discovery

The heart of the Inca Empire was located in Cusco, Peru. It was the largest pre-Columbian civilization in America, and covered ground from Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia. It was regarded as one of the most advanced empires of its time...

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Sun Worship

The Inca leaders encouraged sun worship to the god Inti. It was more revered than the earth goddess Pachamama, and the Incas considered their king to be "son of the sun." Proof of these legends has been discovered by archeologists over time...

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