- A 1200-year-old mysterious mummy has been found from an underground tomb in the Latin American country of Peru
- The whole body of this mysterious mummy is tied with ropes and the face is covered with hands
- Is this mummy female or male, archaeologists have not yet been able to reveal it
A 1200-year-old mysterious mummy has been found from an underground tomb in the Latin American country of Peru. The whole body of this mummy is tied with ropes and the face is covered with hands. Whether this mummy is female or male, it has not been disclosed yet. It has been excavated from the Cajamarquila archaeological site. This site is a few kilometers away from the capital, Lima.
The team of researchers said that this mummy is 1200 to 800 years old and pre-Inca civilization. This civilization developed on the Peruvian coast and mountains. Archaeologist Peter Van Dalen Luna of California State University San Marcos is leading the excavations at the Cajamarquila archaeological site. The main feature of this mummy is that its entire body is tied with ropes and the face is covered with hands.
Stone tools, ceramic utensils were also found
Peter Van says that this body tying may be a part of the local funeral rites. They said that this mummified person may have lived in the Andean region, which is modern Peru, 600 to 200 years before the rise of the Inca civilization. “Radiocarbon dating can provide more accurate information,” Wan said. Other things related to the funeral have also been recovered inside this underground tomb.
Archaeologists told that stone tools, ceramic utensils have also been found, inside which remains of vegetables have been found. This team told that this area can be of many castes. Peru has thousands of archaeological sites that developed before and after the Inca civilization. At one time, the Inca settlements were the largest in South America. These people were found in Ecuador, Colombia, central Chile and Peru. The Inca civilization collapsed after the Spanish invaders attacked.