1200-year-old Mummy Found With Her Body Tied Up and Hands Covering Face

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An eerie 1,200-year-old mummy was found at an archaeological site in Peru.

The body was discovered at the Cajamarquilla archaeological site, 16 miles from Lima Peruvian capital. It was tied with rope and its face covered with its hands.

The Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos archaeologists believe that the mummy has a history of around 800,200 years. This is due to the fact that the deceased person was part of a pre Inca civilisation that lived between Peruvian coasts and mountains. It is believed that the body belonged to a male between 25 and 30 years of age at the time of his death.

Pieter Van Dalen Luna, an archaeologist at the California State University San Marcos is leading the Cajamarquilla excavation. He believes that the bindings are being discovered. ‘would be part of the local funeral pattern’, MailOnline reports.

Professor Van Dalen Luna said:

The main characteristic of the mummy’s body is its use of ropes to tie it up and cover the face.

It was discovered that the tomb contained ceramics, stone tools, and the remains vegetables. Additionally, several marine molluscs could be found outside of the tomb.

Speak with CNN, Professor Van Dalen Luna explained:

The tomb is a place where the body is buried. There are ongoing events and activities. This means that their descendants return to the tomb over and again, placing food and offerings, including molluscs, for many years.

The tomb also contained llama bones. Professor Van Dalen Luna claimed that llama flesh was eaten by the ancient Egyptians, and some pieces were given to the decedents.

Archaeologist Yomira Huamán Santillán, who was part of the team of 40, stated that this discovery was a surprise as they had not been looking for a mummy when work began in mid-October.

The whole team was really happy because we didn’t think this was going to happen. We didn’t expect to make such an important discovery.

The team will continue to analyze the data, which will include carbon dating. Experts will then be able to determine the time span during which this individual lived as well as additional details about who they are.


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