The Pyramid of Doom: An Ancient Murder Mystery | 1999
Documentary about the excavation of a gigantic pyramid from one of antiquity's most brilliant civilizations, the Moche of Peru. While excavating a temple called Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon), archaeologist Steve Bourget uncovered 70 skeletons of young warriors, all of whom were grotesquely splayed across a mud plaza in the agonies of violent, sudden death. Over a thousand years ago, someone beat and tortured them, slit their throats and smashed their skulls. Far from the occasional ritualized sacrifices of other civilizations, this discovery would rock the archaeological world and change theory on the Moche forever.