I Was Here! but I didn’t see the mummies…

Archaeologists described the find as “one of the most important” in 30 years of excavation

BBC News – Ancient mummies found in Lima suburb.

As excavations resumed at Huaca Pucllana, an ancient religious center in Miraflores, 2 mummies at least 1,000 years old were found intact.

The child is believed to have been an offering to the gods and may have been buried alive after the adult’s death.

The complex is pretty large, and sits in the middle of a wealthy suburb of Lima.  We drove past it when I was there in March; unfortunately we didn’t have time to tour it.

The complex is from 2 different groups – the older Wari, and more recent Lima Culture.  There’s a nice little museum, too.

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