Tombs filled with dozens of mummies discovered in Peru

April 9, 2015 12:58 PM

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Tombs filled with dozens of mummies discovered in Peru

A burial of a young woman found in the middle of a tomb. Analysis of her skeletal remains reveal that she suffered dental problems, including tooth loss. At one point in her life she suffered an internal hemorrhage in the meninges of her cranium. (Matthew Edwards)

Dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each have been discovered around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.

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