Huge intact tomb found at Pachacamac 
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 Huge intact tomb found at Pachacamac


An archaeology team from Brussels has uncovered a huge tomb containing
80 individuals from 1000 CE at the Pachacamac site in Peru, near Lima.
The tomb has escaped looting and is completely intact. 12 new born
babies were distributed around the perimeter. Ceramic vessels animals,
copper and gold, masks and more were buried with them. They appear to
be related and some had mortal injuries or illnesses. These
individuals may have traveled to this site seeking cures. Were the
infants sacrificed? Were they all buried at the same time? Were they
immigrants? How did they die? These are questions under study now.

Heritage Daily has the story here with good photos;

Mike Ruggeri's Andean Archaeology News and Links

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:54:30 GMT
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