January 01, 2022
Archaeologists have un-earthed an 800-year-old mummy in a tomb on Peru’s central coast. The tomb was found inside an underground structure on the outskirts of the city of Lima. The remains were of a person who lived between the coast and mountains of the South American country. The mummy’s gender was not identified. The entire body was tied up in rope and the person’s hands covered the face, reflecting the traditional funeral practices of the mountainous Andean region. The tomb also had offerings such as ceramics, vegetable remains and stone tools.
Did You Know?
The process to create a mummy can take up to 70 days.
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