Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Nazcar Peru - Chauchilla Cemetery

Nazcar is famous for two things:
The Nazcar lines (more about this later) and the Chauchilla Cemetery.
The Chauchilla Cemetery contains mummies - some dating to 200AD.
The bodies are well preserved due mainly to the dry climate 

Much was plundered over the centuries. It's protected by Peruvia law.

The bodies were clothed in  cotton and then painted with a resin. it's thought that the resin slowed decomposition.

The tombs are made from mud bricks.

2000 year old corn.

Fresh Corn. And it's white - we don't see this variety in Australia.

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