1200 year old mummy discovered

Peru: Archaeologists have unearthed an 800- to 1,200-year-old mummy in the Peruvian capital, Lima. It was found with his face covered with his hands and tied with ropes. It is thought to belong to young people between the ages of 18 and 22.

A.D. in a tomb in Cajamarquilla, about 24 miles[24 km]east of Lima. Peter van Dalen, who led the research, said the burial may have taken place between 800 and 1200. Van Dalen described it as “rare and unusual.”

The skeleton of an Andean guinea pig and the shape of a dog have been found on one side of a mummy. Remains of corn and other vegetables are also in the grave.

The city of Cajamarquilla, inhabited by between 10,000 and 20,000 people, was founded around BC. Built in the 800s. A.D. Van Audelen says it lasted until the 1500s.



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