Archaeologists discover an ancient mummy in Peru

  • 23 April 2016
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Image caption The mummy was wrapped in sticks and rope to help preserve it.

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered a 4,500-year-old mummy that experts hope will help them to learn more about an ancient civilisation called 'Caral'.

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The discovery was made in Aspero, an ancient fishing village in Northern Peru, in South America.

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The director of the Caral Archaeological zone, said that the mummy was probably a woman, aged between 40 or 50.

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She was buried with objects carved with images like birds and monkeys, which suggest she was probably an important rich-woman.

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