Archeologists Find Mummy in Peru’s Capital
It was surrounded by coca leaves and seashells on a hilltop
Archeologists have found a pre-Hispanic mummy surrounded by coca leaves on top of a hill in Peru's capital next to the practice field of a professional soccer club.
A team from The Associated Press on Thursday viewed the skeleton with long black hair lying face up with its lower extremities tied with a rope braided from vines of vegetable origin. Stones surrounded the mummy buried one meter (three feet) down.
Miguel Aguilar, a professor of archeology at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, said the mummy was buried in a ritual that included coca leaves and seashells.
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