Lima – Peruvian archaeologists have unearthed a mummy in good condition with its face covered in an extensive pre-Inca area south of the capital.
In a country with a series of archaeological discoveries, the mummy sits “with its face covered with its hands”, which differs from the others found in the capital by the Peruvian archaeologist Peter von Dalen, who is in charge of the research project. San Marcos National University.
The rope-covered mummy was found in an underground structure accessible by seven-tiered stairs. “This is the first time we’ve seen anything like this in this place and in this region.He added.
Archaeologists believe the mummy dates from 800 to 1,200 years after Christ and may have belonged to pre-Inca culture or the Chokla culture.
The area where the mummy was discovered is called Cajamarquilla and in pre-Inca times it was a commercial center inhabited by various ethnic groups and was on the road connecting parts of the Andes with population centers along the Pacific coast.
Peru is a country with frequent archaeological finds from the Inca period and earlier. The Incas were conquered by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Before they expanded through areas covering parts of Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia.