posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 10:29 PM
A 1300 year old headless mummy of a high ranking Huari tribseman has been uncovered in Peru which predates the Inca's, making it the oldest mummy
ever found in Lima, the capital of Peru. The mummy, which is one of a number of striking similar discoveries in the country was not well preserved and
the skin and bones are chipped. It was surrounded by food and tunics and had been decapitated. The Huaris were a warrior society that conquered
Peru's central Andes between 600 and 1000AD.
"He was decapitated and belongs to the Huari culture that invaded Lima," said archeologist Isabel Flores, director of the Huaca Pucllana museum,
adding the Huaris predated the Incas, who dominated South America from Colombia to Chile until being toppled by Spanish conquerors in the 1530s.
They were supplanted by Ichmas, who Ms Flores said were likely responsible for decapitating the Huari official well after he was buried in an attempt
to erase all vestiges of a tribe that dominated them for years.
"It was an act of rebellion against the Huaris. Without doubt, this gives us valuable information about ancient inhabitants of what is now Peru's
capital," she said.
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I enjoy it immensly when I hear about these discoveries that uncover and tell a story of our history. It makes you wonder why did this person die, it
seems it was an assassination but why? What did he do, forensics will only tell us so much of the story and unfortunately the rest has been hidden in
history, never to be revealed.
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[edit on 19-10-2005 by Mayet]