12 Pre-Columbian graves found in Peru

Published on October 9th, 2009 | by Admin


A dozen Pre-Columbian graves have been found at a complex located in the ancient city of Cuzco, Peru.

One of the 12 graves was believed to be that of a important person because his skeletal remains were placed inside a large funerary urn along with 10 metal, ceramic and stone objects, Concha Olivera said.

Surrounding the urn were three graves of children who may have been sacrificed and another of a woman who could have been the man’s wife, all located alongside a stone incense burner.

Most of the graves were found inside the earthen enclosures, while the others were found underneath patios, stairs and footpaths, Concha Olivera said.

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