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Trophy heads reveal the Inca Empire’s reign of terror

Reconstructed skull with perforations from Iglesia Colorada

Rope might have been strung through the holes drilled in this skull, which was found in a centuries-old rubbish dump in modern Chile. Credit: F. Garrido & C. Morales

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Nature 572, 566-567 (2019)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02463-1

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