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Ancient Mummies Discovered from the Excavation Site in Lima Suburb

The archeologists in Peru discovered two mummies more than 1000 years old in the capital of Peru- Lima.

Oct 25, 2013 15:20 IST
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The archeologists in Peru discovered two mummies more than 1000 years old in the capital of Peru- Lima. The two mummies are those of a child and an adult and were discovered at the ancient religious complex which remained under excavation since 1981.

The archeologists believe that the child was an offering to the Gods and was most probably buried alive after the death of the adult. Apart from these two mummies, other offerings were also discovered and these included the remains of guinea pigs and jars with feline designs.

Researcher Gladys Paz explained that this was one of the most important findings in over three decades because the mummies were absolutely intact. The two mummies were completely dressed and wrapped in the rope.

In the Huaca Pucllana tomb, a pyramid-like temple built by the pre-Columbian Wari culture between 100 and 600 AD, this was the third intact finding among over 70 tombs uncovered.
In the year 2010, the archeologists discovered the remains of woman with four children. In 2008, he found the remains of a teenage girl.

The site at which excavation was done was built on the 2.5 hectares of land and towers over 20m high. As of now, merely 40 percent of the area has been excavated. It is important to note that the Wari culture flourished between 500 AD and 1000 AD on coastal area of northern Peru.

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