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Nasca priestess mummy found in Peru

The mummy of a Nasca priestess dating back to 300-450AD has been found in Peru.

The body appeared to have been painted and found with an additional vertebra added.

She also had slightly deformed forearms, apparently something self-inflicted by having the arms extended vertically for long periods of time – perhaps as a result of a praying.

She was wrapped in finely woven fabric that had patterns of orcas (killer whales) found in the southern pacific and contained obsidian arrow heads.

But the most impressive items are the jewels found in the bundle.

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