Archaeologists recently discovered two pre-Columbian mummies, more than 1,000 years old, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

Archaeologists recently discovered two pre-Columbian mummies, more than 1,000 years old, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

At the Huaca Pucllana mausoleum, an ancient religious complex in Miraflores district, Lima province, archaeologists discovered the mummy of an adult and the mummy of a child believed to be a sacrificer. , buried with some other offerings.

Hai xác ướp nguyên vẹn 1.000 năm tuổi

Two intact mummies 1,000 years old

A mummy at the excavation site has not yet been opened, and around the mummy are a number of handicrafts. (Photo: AFP)

“This is one of the important discoveries in more than three decades because both mummies found were intact,” Gladys Paz, a member of the archaeological team, told AFP while present at the mausoleum. tomb.

Tìm thấy xác ướp ẩn bên trong tượng Phật cổ

At the place where the two mummies were discovered, researchers also found 7 jars used for drinking tea, 12 cloth bags and some remaining parts of three guinea pigs.

The first signs of the tomb where the two mummies were discovered were found on October 20. The research team has not yet opened the two mummies but will bring them to the laboratory to determine age and gender within the next 4 to 6 months.

This is the third time an intact mummy has been discovered among more than 70 tombs excavated in this area since 1981. In 2010, archaeologists found a tomb of a woman buried with four people. child. A mummy of a 13-year-old girl was discovered in 2008.

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