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Thousands of Inca Mummies Excavated in Lima

Over 2,200 mummites and 60,000 artifacts have been excavated from a dig in Lima, Peru. The mummies represent a broad cross-section of the Inca people circa AD 1500, and they're yielding a tremendous wealth of information to arcaeologists and other anthropologists.

Thanks, Steve!


It's appalling that most of the site is already destroyed or soon will be because of the moisture poured into the ground by the slum above it -- a particularly excruciating example of the present-vs-past conundrum that crops up more and more (as in Turkey, where ancient sites are disappearing because of raids by poor villagers for building supplies, etc.)

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