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Eleven intact Pre-Inca tombs uncovered in Peru

Eleven tombs belonging to the Lima and Yschma cultures have been at the National Sports Village near Lima, Peru.

Archaeologist Fernando Herrera, head of the project, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that three sets of remains were determined to belong to the Lima culture, which developed between A.D. 200 and 700. The eight other skeletons came from the more recent Yschma culture, between A.D. 1000 and 1400, he said.

Each skeleton was found lying on a bed of woven reeds. The bodies were tied with braided rattan and covered by one or more cloths. They were buried with ceramics, textiles, fruit tree leaves, and tools used for agriculture, he said.

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Story: Carla Salazar, AP | Photo: Martin Meijia, AP

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