La Señora de la Máscara

July 29, 2014 @ ArqueologiaDelPeru

 

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An old, older than the Inca civilization, and filled with treasures and mummified women dating back more than 1200 years, royal tomb found in Peru. This is the first of these tombs belonging to the Wari civilization in South America and are found outside the Vandals.

Long before the Inca built Machu Picchu, the Wari empire flourished in much of the current Peru. In a time when Paris was only 25 thousand inhabitants, the capital of Wari (Huari) was at its peak home to 40,000 people, according to National Geographic.

The Lady of the mask“, was found in August 2008 by a team of Peruvian archaeologists led by Isabel Flores, the largest pyramid Huaca Pucllana, specifically in the fifth platform, part of a large ceremonial center that is located in the city of Lima, in the district of Miraflores, Peru and is the first tomb with mummies that have no signs of having been looted.

The Wari culture, wrapped the dead in bundles of ropes made ​​of vegetable fiber, and when they were upper class manned the body with a funeral mask, even believed that the lady might have belonged to royalty.

[…] Piercing blue eyes that have been hidden for 1300 years, this is the Lady of the Mask a mummy whose discovery could reveal the secrets of a lost culture. She was found by archaeologists excavating a pyramid in the capital of Peru. This is the first time a tomb of the Wari culture in the region has been discovered intact and gives historians an opportunity to clarify exactly how the pre-Inca buried their dead.

 

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