Thursday, May 20, 2004


Oh no! Not more mummies, you say. Well so does my wife when mummy documentaries come on tv (Discovery Channel, et al). Although my preference is for the Egyptian sort, sometimes you have to make do. These latest were found in Peru:
A well-preserved graveyard possibly 1,000 years old has been discovered at an archaeological complex of Inca and pre-Inca temples on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, experts said Wednesday.

Archaeologists this week unearthed the remains of 30 people, including 19 still intact as mummies, dating from between 1000 and 1500, making them some of the oldest mummies ever found in Peru.

They said that the discovery was “exceptional” because the site had not been plundered by grave robbers and that some of the dead were religious sacrifices.

No, they might not be Egyptian, but some of them were offered as sacrifices, which makes up for it!

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