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3,000-Year-Old Mummy Unearthed in Garbage Dump

Students from San Marcos University along with local archaeologists found a mummified man near the Peruvian capital of Lima.

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Archaeologists and students from San Marcos University made a significant discovery near Lima, Peru. They found a mummified man at the Huaca La Florida archaeological site. The initial discovery was a skull wrapped in cotton, and further excavations revealed the complete mummy. The researchers believe that this person was likely a human sacrifice during the final phase of temple construction at the site. The estimated age of the mummy is around 3,000 years, belonging to the Manchay culture that existed between 1500 and 1000 BCE in the Valleys of Lima. Mummification was a common practice among indigenous people in Peru before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers.


Vocabulary:

• Garbage dump
A place where trash and waste materials are disposed of.

• Excavation
The act of digging or uncovering archaeological sites.

• Burial
The act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony connected with this.

• Stand
To be in a vertical state or to put into a vertical state.

• Prior To
Before a particular time or event.

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