November 27, 2015

Ancient Ichma Culture tombs found in Lima, Peru

Four ancient bodies have been excavated in a Lima, Peru neighborhood. They were wrapped in textiles and facing the sea. They were buried in separate tombs. They belonged to the Ichma culture which dates to
1000 -1440 CE. Some of the skeletons still have hair. They were buried with ceramic pots and weaving tools. There are 350 ancient ceremonial complexes in Lima. Sixteen were built by the Ichma culture. The four bodies were found at the site of Huaca Pucllana. Archaeologists are expecting to find more tombs at the site.

The Daily Mail has the story here with their usual excellent photos and videos.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3336096/Mystery-SITTING-mummies-1-000-year-old-bodies-pre-Incan-civilisation-buried-looking-sea.html

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