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Nazca Mummies
Human Mummy
Peru
Biographical Information
Name(s) Nazca Mummies
Age The cemetery dates from around 1,000 AD (Wikipedia, 2016)
Sex Unknown
Status Unknown
Height Unknown
Source
Culture Nazca
Date(s) 200-1,000 AD (Wikipedia, 2016)
Site Chuachilla Cemetery
Current Location
Location Peru
Catalog #
Peru

BiographyEdit

This specific mummy is position cross-legged and was placed this way after death to face the rising sun (Scribol, 2017). This cemetery contains “prehispanic mummified human remains” and is  located 30 kilometres south of the city of Nazca in Peru (Wikipedia, 2016)

What remains of the cemetery is an incomplete image as the graves have been by grave robbers who have left bones and pottery scattered, this is not an isolated incident as similar local cemeteries have also been damaged] (Wikipedia, 2016).

MummificationEdit

The preservation of multiple bodies is due to environment in which the bodies were buried. The acrid desert environment coupled with the cultures burial rights preserved the bodies and created mummies Scribol, 2017). An example of one burial ritual was the coating of skin with a resin, “which is believed to have kept insects away and slowed down the effects of bacteria” (Scribol, 2017).

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Additional InfoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Scribol (2017) 13 Creepiest mummies on earth. http://scribol.com/anthropology-and-history/archaelogy/13-creepiest-mummies-on-earth/

Wikipedia (2016, December 9). Chauchilla Cemetery. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauchilla_Cemetery\    

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