A team of archaeologists in Peru unearthed a 3,000-year-old mummy while excavating a garbage dump in the country’s capital, Lima. Her hair and skull were first discovered by students from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos helping with the excavation.
Archaeologist Miguel Aguilar pointed out that the removal Eight tons of garbage of the place before carefully searching for historical remains.
The mummy is thought to be from the period of the Manche culture, which lived in what is now Lima, between 1,500 BC and 1,000 BC.
Aguilar explained that the mummy was placed in a tomb at the center of the U-shaped temple.
Wrapped in cotton
The archaeologist noted that the body was laid flat, which was “characteristic of the Manjai culture.America’s Founding Period”, about 3000 years ago. It was covered with cotton and vegetable fiber cloth.
Aguilar also pointed out that “the man was left or (sacrificed) during the last phase of the construction of this temple.”
There was mummification It is practiced by many different cultures Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, in what is now Peru.
Some mummies were buried, many in the embryonic stage, while others were brought out and displayed during major festivals.
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