Peru displays pre-Incan funeral shroud returned from Sweden

June 17, 2014 3:56 AM

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Perfectly preserved 2,000-year-old textile might be type of calendar tracking farming seasons.

LIMA, PERU—A rare and fragile pre-Incan funeral shroud was displayed to reporters Monday, part of the first batch of ancient Paracas textiles that Sweden is returning to Peru 80 years after they were smuggled out by a diplomat.

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