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SARCOPHAGUSES AND MAUSOLEUMS OF THE CULTURE CHACHAPOYAS


The culture Chachapoyas, seated in the department of Amazons, he/she has left an important number of big stone monuments, as Kuélap, Great Pajatén, and the Lagoon of the Condors, as well as great quantity of sarcophaguses and mausoleums. It was about a culture in which the communities were developed autonomously and in a mean that isolated them. Their big constructions can be found in almost inaccessible places, what constitutes an element of attraction for the study of this culture.

In the culture Chachapoyas existed two types of funeral treatment: mausoleums of figured stone, and clay sarcophaguses.

According to the dictionary of the Spanish language, a sarcofágo is a he/she works to give sepulchre to a cadaver and a mausoleum is a magnificent and magnificent sepulcher.

The mausoleums and sarcophaguses of the culture Chachapoyas is in practically inaccessible places. The mausoleums Chachapoyas was characterized to be big groups of square constructions, with roof to two waters, big cornices and square niches or in form of T. Revash and Usator are Among the most important mausoleums. On the other hand, the sarcophaguses covered the deceased's body that was in squatting and wrapped up with fabrics, and they appeared like a vault in a cylindrical or conical way. Among the groupings of sarcophaguses Karajia, Chipuric, Petuen, Guan, and Ucaso highlight.

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