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Archaeologists baffled as 1,200-year-old mysterious mummy found in underground Peru tomb

  • November 30, 2021

More bizarrely, however, is the fashion in which the mummy was buried.

The mummy was discovered in a tomb with its limbs tightly bound with rope and the hands were placed over the face.

Lead excavator, Pieter Van Dalen Luna at the California State University San Marcos, claimed this would have been a funerary practice of a pre-Inca civilisation that occupied the region.

He said: “The main characteristic of the mummy is that the whole body was tied up by ropes and with the hands covering the face.

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