Archaeologists from Peru working at a site on the outskirts of the capital Lima discovered a mummy estimated to be between 800 and 1,200 years old, which was surprisingly found tied with ropes. The remains are believed to belong to a man, aged between 18 and 22, who had his face covered with his hands when he died.
The mummy was discovered in a burial chamber at the Cajamarquilla excavation site, about 24 kilometers (15 miles) east of Lima, which was about 3 meters (10 feet) long and 1.4 feet deep. rice. Cajamarquilla project leader and archaeologist Pieter Van Dalen described the discovery as “strange and unique.”
“According to him, the mummy was probably buried sometime between 800 and 1200 AD, meaning it is at least 800 years old.
On one side of the mummy, experts found the bones of an Andean guinea pig and what appeared to be the bones of a dog, according to researchers at the University of San Marcos.
Remains of corn and other vegetables were found in the burial chamber.
Van Dalen said Cajamacchia is an urban center with a capacity of 10,000 to 20,000 people.
The city was founded around 200 BC and was not inhabited until around 1500 AD