Human remains in old Inca center

Human remains in old Inca center
Friday October 10, 2014
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Human remains have been found in Hatun Xauxa, said Peru’s Ministry of Culture. Hatun Xauxa is a ceremonial center for the Inca’s in the central Andean region of Junin. It is believed that the burial site may be an offering related to the founding of the city. Walls with traces of red paint were also discovered at the northern end of the ushnu, or sacred throne. Here liquids where found that were poured out in offerings by the Incas. “These observations allow us to find out more about the religious importance of the activities in the ushnu of Hatun Xauxa. The constant change in its architecture shows a complex nature”, the ministry says. Archaeologists will compare the well of offerings and burials at Hatun Xauxa with similar findings at the Huanuco Pampa site.

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