Intact pre-Incan tomb unearthed in Peru

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Tuesday October 29, 2013
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Archaeologists at the Huaca Pucllana ruins in Miraflores (Lima, Peru) have found an undisturbed pre-Incan tomb which is believed to be more than 1,000 years old.

It contains the bodies of an adult and an infant wrapped in ceremonial fabric, and a few intact artifacts.

Peruvian authorities confirm this is the third tomb found by archaeologists working at the Huaca Pucllana.

The funerary bundles belonged to the Wari culture (600 to 1000 AD, some 500 years before the Inca Empire) and were found buried inside a wall on the sixth platform of the Great Pyramid at the site in Miraflores.

“When we un wrap the bodies, we will know the age, position in society and gender of the adult,” says Isabel Flores, an archaeologist at Pucllana, quoted by Reuters.

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