Peru Unveils Remarkable Discovery: Pre-Inca Baby Mummy Revealed

Margie Jones
08/09/2023
Recently, archaeologists have discovered another mummy dating back more than 1,000 years at the Puruchuco ruins, Lima, Peru. This mummy has been identified as that of a baby who lived before the Inca period.

Another mummy of a child has been discovered on the side of a hill in Peru.Phát hiện xác ướp em bé thời tiền Inca tại Peru

Puruchuco is the largest Inca cemetery ever excavated. In the past 60 years, archaeologists have only touched 10% of the site, but have discovered a total of 2,000 mummies, various types of ceramics, hundreds of pieces of textiles and copper, silver and gold coins. .

Phát hiện xác ướp em bé thời tiền Inca tại Peru

The mummy of this baby was found during a topographic survey for the construction of a new road by the Peruvian Government. Also here, archaeologists have found dozens of other mummies in a complex of 26 graves of both adults and children.

Phát hiện xác ướp em bé thời tiền Inca tại Peru

According to Guillermo Cock, an archaeologist in the research team, so far 40 mummies have been found and the number will continue to increase. And despite being in existence for a long time, the Incas mummies are still in good condition. Typically, in early 2015, a mummy was discovered with even one eye intact.

Phát hiện xác ướp em bé thời tiền Inca tại Peru

After being exhumed, the baby mummy was quickly transferred to the museum to preserve and facilitate research.

Phát hiện xác ướp em bé thời tiền Inca tại Peru

In recent years thousands of bodies have been discovered in Peru. One of the most famous mummies ever found is “Juanita Ice Maiden”, a girl preserved in ice on a mountain.

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