800-Year-Old Human Remains Discovered in Peru

The remains of eight people, approximately 800 years old and buried with food and musical instruments in the same burial chamber, were found south of Lima, Peru, during the installation of natural gas pipelines, archaeologists said Wednesday, September 22.

The eight bundles of adults and children were wrapped in vegetable ropes and brown cloth, buried in what would have been part of a pre-Hispanic cemetery.

Around the bales were food offerings, such as clam shells and food plates with different kinds of corn, and musical wind instruments, including two types of flute.

Experts believe these bodies were part of a pre-Hispanic cemetery in Chilca, a coastal town 60 kilometers south of the capital Lima.

(AFP)

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