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Lady of Cao - The tattooed mummy

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    Posted: 28 Nov 2012 at 18:20
I just read an old article from 2006 talking about a mummy that had been found in a mud pyramid in northern Peru, they compared the mummy as the Tut of Peru since she was found with her tomb completely intact full of funeral objects. The mummy was 1,600 years old and had tattoos throughout her body, many say she will shed light on the mysterious Moche culture which lived in Peru's northern coastal valley from around 100 A.D to 800 A.D

here the link to the article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/mummy-peru.html

You can also see some "interesting" Moche artwork on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moche


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Very interesting. You might find this fascinating as well. 500 year old perfectly preserved  "Inca Ice Maiden"


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Wow, that's just fascinating! I've never really gotten deep in South America history but that article plus the one about the tattooed mummy, It's amazing that after 500 years the body of that girl is so well preserved, better yet they matched her with another 15 year old girl whose her relative. I can relate to the part at the end about people finding it rude to display mummies, i remember having a debate about that with my dad on mummies.
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The preservation is completely natural, though. The dry condition of the deserts of Southern Peru and Northern Chile, and also the ices of the Andes in the same region, make a perfect environment for mummies.

In here there are lots of mummies, and some are 5.000 years old. Even more, there are soldiers of the War of the Pacific (1879-81) that got converted in mummies as well, and I bet more than one mountain climber that was lost in the present will be found as a mummy for someone a thousand years from now.
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