3,000-Year-Old Mummy Unearthed in Garbage Dump

June 15, 2023

Students from San Marcos University along with local archaeologists found a mummified man near the Peruvian capital of Lima. Researchers say a skull wrapped in cotton was found first, and further excavations at the Huaca La Florida archaeological site revealed the rest of the mummy. Archaeologist Miguel Aguilar says the person likely had been offered up as a human sacrifice during the last phase of construction of the temple that used to stand on this site. 

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