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Ancient Peruvian Pyramid Reveals Remarkable 1000-Year-Old Mummy

Archaeologists discovered a 1000-year-old mummy in an archaeological site in a district of Lima, the capital of Peru. The specimen is an adult with undamaged jawbones and long, persistent hair.

Researcher Mirella Ganoza discovered the mummy among ceramics and textiles inside a ceremonial tomb at the Huaca Pucllana clay pyramid. I find it rather remarkable that a significant site, the Huaca Pucllana ceremonial center, is still standing in the center of Miraflores, in the city, surrounded by contemporary structures, said Ganoza.

Researchers may have discovered a mummy that was alive up to a thousand years ago, during the emergence of the Ychsma civilization on Peru’s central coast. Before the arrival of the Incas, there was a period of societal reconfiguration during which this occurred.

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According to The Washington Post, Lima has more than 400 hallowed locations. These are the locations of several archaeological ruins that aid historians in their research. The cultural and socioeconomic situations of indigenous Peruvians throughout history have been evaluated using the mummies discovered in these areas.

Archaeologists earlier this year found a new 1000-year-old mummy at the Cajamarquilla archaeological site west of Lima, according to NBC. People thought the bones, which still had some of their skin and hair, belonged to a teenager.

In June of this year, Reuters reported the discovery of a 3,000-year-old mummy near Lima. That one most likely belongs to the Manchay civilization, which emerged between 1,500 and 1,000 BC in the Lima valleys.

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