Along the northern coast of Peru, the remains of hundreds of children and young llamas have been found. They all appear to have been sacrificed in the 15th century, during the Chimor civilization, the largest empire in the Andean Region before the arrival of the Incas and the Conquistadors. It is an unprecedented discovery. There is no scientific proof of another mass sacrifice of this nature and of such scale in any other civilization. How and why were these sacrifices carried out? An international and multi-disciplinary team of scientists is leading the investigation on site and in laboratories. Peruvians, French and North-Americans are working together to unveil the mysteries and misfortunes of the Kingdom of Chimor. As the evidence builds up in this ‘cold case’, more and more leads are emerging… By reconstructing the chain of events, we tell, from a unique angle, the extraordinary story of the Kingdom of Chimor, from its apogee to its fall… WATCH THE TRAILER
In the General Public section – Panorama selection (Out of competition) – for the 18th edition of the PARISCIENCE festival.
In official selection at the ARKHAIOS Film Festival – Cultural Heritage and Archaeology (US)
In official selection at the Festival della Comunicazione e del Cinema Archeologico
52 and 90 minutes
FRANCE 5, HISTOIRE TV, SVT, RTS, RTBF, CURIOSITY STREAM, VIASAT HISTORY