Mysterious mummy found in tomb in Peru with hands covering its face

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In 2021, a fully bound Egyptian mummy discovered in an underground tomb in Peru.

Archaeologists from the National University of San Marcos found the mummy in good condition in Cajamarquilla. Its significant site is 15.5 miles inland from the coastal city and capital Lima, Peru.

Archaeologists from Peru’s Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

The mummy estimated to be between 800 and 1200 years old.

The Egyptian mummy was found striking a pose – bound by ropes and in the fetal position. It appears chilling at first sight. Researchers believe it is a southern Peruvian funeral custom.

The tomb also contained ceramics, vegetable remains and stone tools.

Outside the tomb, several sea mollusks were also found.

The mummy is of male and likely predated the Inca civilization. The Inca civilization dominated the southern part of South America 500 years ago.

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