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Archaeologists Uncover Nearly 70 Tombs at Peruvian Ruins
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Archaeologists have uncovered a multilevel grave site at the ancient ruins of Pachacamac, including mummy bundles containing whole families and pilgrims who presumably sought cures from an oracle deity for diseases like syphilis, tuberculosis and cancer, the project's leader said Monday.
"What is interesting in this cemetery is that it is totally intact, and we have mummies of different epochs, different periods, and they have their burial goods with them," archaeologist Peter Eeckhout, of the Free University of Brussels, told The Associated Press.
"This will be very useful for us to (determine) the chronology of the site and the succession of the cultures here," he said.