Archaeologists unearth tomb with more than 170 mummies in Peru

April 12, 2015 12:45 PM

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Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a 1,200 years old graveyard which could be holding thousands of mummies. Situated in the Cotahuasi Valley of Peru, the graveyard is probably a ceremonial site where, perhaps, religious ceremonies were also staged. 170 mummies have already been unearthed while many more still lie buried at the site now called Tenahaha.

The 171 mummies which have been excavated from this site were dug out when work was carried out here from 2004 to 2007.

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