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Wari skulls

, June 28, 2013

Skulls belonging to women from the Wari empire are placed in boxes after being discovered at a pyramid site called El Castillo de Huarmey, 185 miles (299 km) north of Lima, on June 27. Archaeologists in Peru said they have unearthed a massive royal tomb full of mummified women that provides clues about the enigmatic Wari empire that ruled the Andes long before their better-known Incan successors. The mausoleum at El Castillo de Huarmey, which was unearthed a few months ago, contained gold pieces, ceramics and 63 skeletons about 1,300 years old. Reuters/Enrique Castro-Mendivil 




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