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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:36 AM

Peru: 500-year-old mummy found in northern Lima

Peru: 500-year-old mummy found in northern Lima

Huaral, Nov. 06 (ANDINA). Archaeologists in Peru announced Tuesday the discovery of the 500-year-old mummified remains of a woman from the pre-Columbian Chancay Culture (1100-1450 AD).

The woman, whose age has yet to be determined, was wrapped in one of the three funerary bundles recently discovered at the Pisquillo-Las Shicras site in the coastal province of Huaral, 90 km north of Lima.

Walter Tosso, who is heading the team of archaeologists excavating at the site, said the woman was likely a member of the culture’s more prestigious ranks.

"She was not a simple villager," Tosso was quoted as saying by Peruthisweek.com.




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