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Peru: Remains of children believed to be of Incan nobles found after 500 years04:18

Peru: Remains of children believed to be of Incan nobles found after 500 years

Peru, Tucume
January 26, 2021 at 11:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

The newly discovered graves of two children believed to be of Incan nobles were seen in footage taken on Tuesday in one of the prehispanic pyramids of Tucume archaeological site in Peru.

The tombs, which contain the remains of two children, are located in northern Peru at the archaeological site of Huaca Las Abejas.

"These children do not have traces of being sacrificed, but they were part of an offering during a rainy event. These burials broke a layer of sedimentation that covered the entire last settlement of the Huaca Las Abejas. Below that layer of sedimentation caused by rain, there were 47 burials that have been found in 2017 and 2018. All that preparation makes us think that Huaca Las Abejas had a very important status so that the people of the Inca elite decided to bury themselves in this area" Archaeologist Juan Manuel Escudero said speaking of the uncovered tombs.

The skulls of the skeleton still had hair and were found accompanied by a few other items such as ceramic figurines.

Peru: Remains of children believed to be of Incan nobles found after 500 years04:18
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The newly discovered graves of two children believed to be of Incan nobles were seen in footage taken on Tuesday in one of the prehispanic pyramids of Tucume archaeological site in Peru.

The tombs, which contain the remains of two children, are located in northern Peru at the archaeological site of Huaca Las Abejas.

"These children do not have traces of being sacrificed, but they were part of an offering during a rainy event. These burials broke a layer of sedimentation that covered the entire last settlement of the Huaca Las Abejas. Below that layer of sedimentation caused by rain, there were 47 burials that have been found in 2017 and 2018. All that preparation makes us think that Huaca Las Abejas had a very important status so that the people of the Inca elite decided to bury themselves in this area" Archaeologist Juan Manuel Escudero said speaking of the uncovered tombs.

The skulls of the skeleton still had hair and were found accompanied by a few other items such as ceramic figurines.