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May 13, 2015

53 Ancient Burials Uncovered in Peru

Fifty three burials belonging to the Ychsma Culture have been uncovered at Huaca Mateo Salado in Peru. A ceremonial staircase has also been found decorated in ocher. They were placed in circular holes. Vertical rods kept the burials upright. Some heads were covered with bags with simulated eyes and mouths of seed, shells and plates. Offerings in the graves were vessels, textiles, agricultural implements. Work will continue on unexcavated pyramids, roads and walls.

Andina has the report here (in Spanish) with a good slide show;
http://www.andina.com.pe/agencia/noticia-mas-medio-centenar-entierros-prehispanicos-encuentran-huaca-mateo-salado-555904.aspx

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Andean News Magazine
http://bit.ly/1KJvVt1

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