A team of experts found a mummy on the coast in the central part of Peru, which is estimated to be at least 800 years old, said one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation.
Peter Van Dalen Luna from San Marcos State University said that the mummy originated from a culture that developed between the coast and the mountains of that South American country and that it was discovered in the Lima area, Reuters reports. The sex of the mummy has not been determined.
– The main characteristic of the mummy is that the whole body was tied with ropes and that the hands covered the face, which would be part of the local funeral pattern – Van Dalen Luna added.
The mummy was found inside an underground structure on the outskirts of Lima, in a tomb that also contained gifts such as pottery, vegetable remains and stone tools.
Peru contains hundreds of archeological sites from the period of cultures that developed before and after the Incas, which dominated the southern part of South America 500 years ago, from southern Ecuador and Colombia to central Chile.
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