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Cusco Peru is of course well known as the capital of the Inca, from 1100 to 1533 AD. However, new excavations of a major Inca road has shown that an even more ancient city may lay below the Inca capital...
There was a sign from the sun, the like of which had never been seen and reported before. The sun became dark and its darkness lasted for 18 months. Each day, it shone for about four hours, and still this light was only a feeble shadow. Everyone declared that the sun would never recover its full light again. Historiae Ecclesiasticae
Between the years 535 and 536, a series of major global climatic events that took place that could easily be described as a global cataclysm with catastrophic consequences. The above abstract is from the sixth century historian and church leader, John of Ephesus, in his historical work, Church Histories (‘Historiae Ecclesiasticae’).
John of Ephesus is not the only one that mentions this event. Procopius lived between 500 and 565 AD and he was a late antiquities scholar and one of the main historians of the 6th century. He also refers to the strange behaviour of the sun and believed that it was a bad sign and the beginning of other events.
It has been established that a comet passed over Britain in AD652(typo: should be 562), and impacted in Bolivia. There is a 6 mile debris field in the mountains of Bolivia. For years the signs had been misinterpreted, until today's testing techniques are now able to make sense of the evidence. Britain experienced a mass exodus at this time, and nothing grew for a decade. This was the Dark Ages. Gildas has chronicled these events, and it also explains why the ancient British language is found in parts of Brittany, where the British fled to. Gildas is also buried at a monastery in Brittany.
To continue with the works, the area will be covered with a special treatment that would be coordinated by specialists Decentralized Management Culture of Cusco.
originally posted by: SeekingDepth
a reply to: Psynic
Hair on skeletal remains happens.
“Once the body has reached the skeletal stage all that remains are bones, teeth and hair and from these DNA samples can be gathered in order to try and make identification.”
originally posted by: rickymouse
We tend to build where others have built before. Maybe it is because of environmental reasons like water or supplies, maybe it is because of fertile soils or food. Or maybe it is we sense something about the area.
We also avoid some areas for some reason. I think energy signatures from the earth are involved. We do not feel at home in some places.
The bodies are so remarkably preserved due mainly to the dry climate in the Peruvian Desert but the funeral rites were also a contributing factor. The bodies were clothed in embroidered cotton and then painted with a resin and kept in purpose-built tombs made from mud bricks. The resin is thought to have kept out insects and slowed bacteria trying to feed on the bodies.
The nearby site of Estaquería may provide clues to the remarkable preservation of the numerous bodies in these cemeteries. At that site, archeologists found wooden pillars initially thought to have been used for astronomical sightings. However, it is now believed that the posts were used to dry bodies in a mummification process. This may account for the high degree of preservation seen in thousand-year-old bodies which still have hair and the remains of soft tissue, such as skin.
originally posted by: SLAYER69
First off let me apologize for the sound, apparently Brien Foerster wasn't aware at the time of filming that it was so horrible.
The video's premise is basically this, that during some digging on one of the main streets [Inca road] to put in fiber optic cables [or plumbing?] in the ancient city of Cusco Peru they have revealed an older buried site. Again, the sound is horrible but the video quality isn't bad and if you look closely you can surely see, blocks, walls and a stairway down. There is no telling just how old these revealed ruins really are because as you can clearly see the work is being carried out without care for the find. No carbon dating, no archeological investigation etc.
Now, to be fair, they may have just found a slightly older [or even from the same period] structure/location as old as the city of Cusco itself but, this does open the possibility that the buried site is actually just a small sampling of a much larger and still unexplored even older site under Cusco. I doubt we'll hear or see much more about it in the media. Brien, being an avid Ancient Peruvian site visitor just happened to be there with his camera and lucky for us caught it on film while the work was being carried out.
However, new excavations of a major Inca road has shown that an even more ancient city may lay below the Inca capital...