Photo: Inca Sacrifice Victims "Fattened Up" Before Death



An Inca mummy known as the "Maiden"—one of several sacrificial victims found in the Andes mountains—sits on display in a museum in Salta, Argentina, on September 6, 2007.

A new study of the bodies has revealed that the children were "fattened up" with high-protein food for months, then marched on a grueling journey and drugged before their deaths.

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko


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