Pre-Inca Mysteries Revealed: 1,400-year-old mummified tombs found in Peru

A burial site containing eleven pre-Inca tombs, some dating back more than 1,400 years, has been discovered near a sports centre in Peru.

An archaeology team began excavation work at the Huaca Tupac Amaru B site near Peru’s national sports village in the capital Lima in December.

Yesterday they unveiled their findings so far which include the well-preserved graves containing eleven pre-Hispanic bodies.

Eleven pre-Hispanic bodies were discovered at the site – some dating back more than 1,400 years

The skeletons are believed to belong to the Lima and Yschma cultures

The well-preserved skeletons were found wrapped in cloth and surrounded by ceramics, textiles, fruit tree leaves and tools used for agriculture

Archaeologist Fernando Herrera, head of the project, said three sets of remains belong to the Lima culture, which developed between A.D. 200 and 700. The eight other skeletons came from the more recent Yschma culture, between A.D. 1000 and 1400.

Each skeleton was found lying on a bed of woven reeds. The bodies were tied with braided rattan – a species of palm – and covered by one or more cloths. They were buried with ceramics, textiles, fruit tree leaves, and tools used for agriculture.

The 400-square-metre site sits just a few metres from the stadium where Peru’s national football team trains.

Write caption here

An archaeologist brushes a recently discovered Pre-hispanic vessel next to a mummy at the site in Lima

The archaeology site lies just a few hundred metres from where Peru;s national football team trains

Herrera said the first skeleton was found in December and the others were recovered in January. The archaeological team thinks there may be more and is still searching the site.

There are many archaeological sites in Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana in the Miraflores residential district that has a towering Lima culture pyramid.

Luis Felipa Villacorta, an archaeologist and historian who is director of the private Antonio Raimondi museum, said the find at the sports center will add to ‘the mosaic and image of the Lima culture that is very diffuse’ compared to the Nazca and Moche civilizations that developed simultaneously in other parts of the coast of what is now Peru.

Unfortunately not much is known of the Lima culture, he said, partly ‘because the city, the capital, has grown over it.’

In addition, there has been more interest in the ‘pre-Hispanic cultures that are outside the metropolitan area: the Moche, Nazca, Wari,’ he added.

Luis Felipa Villacorta said the findings will help add to existing knowledge of Lima culture

Scientists do not yet know the age of the mummified individuals

Related Posts

Photographer from Germany Shares Stunning Image of Mysterious Siberian Tiger Wandering Free in Snowy Environment

In pursuit of his passion for wildlife photography, German-born Sascha Fonseca ventured into the birch forests of Eastern Russia with his DSLR camera trap. His mission is…

Amazing: Lion Pride Hides in the Trees to Avoid Harsh Flies

Lions are often hailed as the fearless rulers of the savanna, renowned for their prowess in hunting and their dominance as “the king of the jungle.” However,…

Nairobi’s Orphaned Elephants’ Daily Lives: A Look at the Wonders of the Wild

In the heart of Nairobi, amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life, lies a sanctuary of tranquility and wonder—the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here, amidst sprawling…

Discover the oldest wine archive in the world, dating back 5,000 years, in jars discovered within the tomb of “Egypt’s first female pharaoh” in ancient Egypt

The discovery was made in Upper Egypt, about 10 km from the Nile River, by archaeologists from the University of Vienna. Researchers have uncovered hundreds of wine jars from…

A Window Into Antiquity: The 4,500-Year-Old Tunic at the Egyptian Museum

Th𝚎 E𝚐𝚢𝚙ti𝚊n M𝚞s𝚎𝚞m in C𝚊i𝚛𝚘 is 𝚊 𝚙𝚛ic𝚎l𝚎ss t𝚛𝚎𝚊s𝚞𝚛𝚎 t𝚛𝚘v𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚊nci𝚎nt E𝚐𝚢𝚙ti𝚊n hist𝚘𝚛𝚢 𝚊n𝚍 c𝚞lt𝚞𝚛𝚎. Within its w𝚊lls li𝚎s 𝚊 𝚙l𝚎th𝚘𝚛𝚊 𝚘𝚏 𝚊w𝚎-ins𝚙i𝚛in𝚐 𝚊𝚛ti𝚏𝚊cts, 𝚋𝚞t 𝚘n𝚎…

Improve The Tracked Armored Fighting Vehicles Acv-15 Afv

In the ever-evolving landscape of military technology, the enhancement and modernization of armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) stand as paramount endeavors. Among these stalwarts of the battlefield is…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *