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New discovery of female mummy

Elvi Bjorkquist - Saturday, May 14, 2016

Artifacts Found With The Female MummyAlthough most archaeologists believed ancient cities north of Lima were 2,500 years old, a new discovery dates civilizations there at 4,500 years old. The new discovery, a high-status female mummy was probably a noblewoman who died between aged 40 to 50 years old. She was buried with carved bone objects of monkeys and birds, and other diverse artifacts made from seashells. She was recently unearthed in Aspero, an ancient fishing village, about 14 miles from Caral.

Other signs of the importance of the arts are bone flutes found at several sites indicating that music, in addition to the textile and visual arts, played an important role in Peru’s ancient civilizations.

Our small group tours highlight these types of artifacts with hosted visits to museums. Of course, you will also tour the archaeological sites from which these items were excavated.Read more about Peru's ancient cultures

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