Creepy Skulls In Art And History


Archaeologists have identified the earliest victim of a gunshot wound found in the Americas: a young Inca warrior in Peru felled by the musket ball of a Spanish conquistador in 1536. The body, which had two round holes in the skull, was one of 72 found in a mass grave in the Lima suburb of Puruchuco during excavations for a road. The victim, a man aged between 18 and 22, is thought to have been shot after an Inca uprising called the siege of Lima.