Peruvian archaeologists from the National University of San Marcos made an incredible discovery in 2021 – a mummy completely wrapped up, with its hands gently placed over its face, hidden within an underground tomb in Cajamarquilla, an important archaeological site about 15.5 miles away from Lima, Peru’s capital city.
It’s quite surprising that the mummy was found in a remarkably well-preserved state, considering its age is estimated to be between 800 to 1200 years old. The way it’s positioned is somewhat eerie, as it appears to be tightly bound with ropes and in a fetal position. However, researchers have discovered that this particular pose was a common funeral practice in southern Peru during that time period.
The tomb where the mummy was found also contained some interesting objects such as ceramics, remains of vegetables, and stone tools. These artifacts provide valuable information about the cultural practices and everyday lives of the ancient Peruvian civilization that used to inhabit the area. The discovery has generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm among archaeologists and historians as it gives a glimpse into a long-lost civilization. As researchers continue to explore the secrets surrounding this mysterious mummy and its burial site, they are hoping to uncover more information about the ancient customs, rituals, and beliefs of the people who once lived in this fascinating part of the world.