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MUMMIES DE LEYMEBAMBA, MYSTERIES OF PEOPLE OF THE CLOUDS


With the I title of "Mummies of Leymebamba, people's Mysteries give Clouds", you presents a sample of 93 objects of the culture Chachapoyas, coming from the Area of Leymebamba, exactly of the Lagoon of the Condors. Among these objects there are 12 bales, ceramic, wooden objects, basketwork and metal. The pieces that date of the Inca time and they return to Peru after having been exposed in Austria and Italy.



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The twelve mummies found in the forest amazon Peruvian, it astonishes the archaeologists for the "excellent conservation" and they try to elucidate how it is that they were able to be conserved so well.

The mummies discovered in the forest amazon Peruvian continue surprising the investigators that found them behind seven years, for the way in that you/they were processed.



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"We don't still know what the Inca used, that is the most astonishing thing that we have in this exhibition, to look at the excellent state of conservation of the mummies, processed with grass, naturally, but it is still a mystery the how", he/she told to AP Sonia Guillén, the archaeologist in charge of the care of the mummies discovered in 1996 in the Peruvian amazonía.

The exhibition "Mysteries of people of the clouds" came out for the first time of Leymebamba, to 800 kilometers to the northeast of Lima, city in the one that meets a museum with 2,049 bodies of children, young, and old men, mummified with Inca procedures, with an antiquity of around 500 years.



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The twelve mummies and 81 objects, among vessels, musical instruments and others were presented for the first time in Italy and Austria. Now he/she prepares to be exposed for only one month in the city of Lima it stops then to return to their origin place.

In the sample they show up mummies, even wrapped up in the calls bales, layers of cloths that arrive up to six that wrap to the bodies placed with the inferior bent extremities, and the superiors playing the maxillary bones, in certain cases and that they present an admirable conservation state, some included one still maintains all their denture.



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"What we are surprised still, and it maintains us in mystery it is how they were able to get such a sophisticated" mummification process, Guillén reiterated, while he taught the skin pleats that are still sustained in the bodies.

He/she said that these mummifications stand out because they were gotten in a hostile environment for this process, with humidity, insects, and high temperatures.



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The scientist complained that many of the archaeological objects of this culture Chachapoya (for the place where they inhabited) - Inca has been plundered. "Some mummies have prints of the abuse of knives, machetes, and other objects that people used to extract and to sell the treasures."

He/she said that the investigators are "in a career" to take out all that is of this culture and to put it in receipt to avoid the illegal exploitation.



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However, it indicated that that recovered has been enough to maintain the scientific constant studies of the bodies and that he/she has helped the investigators to develar the life of this culture, recognized by their archaeology, and that he/she was devoted to the agriculture and the war.



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"We have found mummies that demonstrate that this town suffered of tuberculosis, and others that register this people's" warring past, Guillén indicated, and it pointed out that among the opposing bodies they were bewitching (chamanes), Inca bosses, and other personalities of the town that he inhabited the forest.

Source: AP, January 10 2007



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camcorder graphic EXHIBITION OF THE MUMMIES DE LEYMEBAMBA IN THE MUSEUM OF THE NATION.



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