Archaeologists find mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old in Peru | Peru | Local News

Archaeologists find mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old in Peru | Peru

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A team of experts have found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru’s central coast, said one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation.

The mummified remains were of a person from the culture that developed between the coast and the mountains of the South American country. The mummy, whose gender has not been identified, was discovered in the Lima region, archaeologist Pieter Van Dalen Luna said on Friday.

“The main feature of the mummy is that the whole body was tied with ropes and with the hands covering the face, which would be part of the local funeral model,” said Van Dalen Luna, of San State University. Marcos.

The remains are those of a person who lived in the high Andes region of the country, he said. “Radiocarbon dating will give a more precise chronology. “

The mummy was found inside an underground structure found on the outskirts of the city of Lima. In the tomb were also offerings including ceramics, vegetable remains and stone tools, he said.

Peru, home to the tourist destination Machu Picchu, is home to hundreds of archaeological sites from cultures that developed before and after the Inca Empire, which ruled southern South America 500 years ago, from the south from Ecuador and Colombia to central Chile.

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