City skeletons or necropolis Chowchilla

Already no one decade plateau located near the Peruvian city of Nazca continues to amaze the whole civilized world for its amazing artifacts related to the history of the ancient people living in this wonderful region. And if a giant picture on the Nazca already quite well understood, but did not have quite a clear explanation or their origin or their destination, the necropolis of Chowchilla although it has clear answers about his mission, he continues to amaze many no less than the ancient Egyptian mummies of the pharaohs.

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Necropolis Chowchilla is located just thirty kilometers from the city of Nazca, and a rather large burial ground under the open sky. Himself necropolis was discovered by European explorers in 1920. At the same time according to the information received necropolis was used by the local population for almost six centuries III to IX century AD. And establish the social status of the buried, and failed, and to the present.

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The uniqueness of this burial is that despite their age pretty decent on most mummies are observed not only the remains of hair and skin fragments. According to many researchers, this degree of preservation is primarily due to relatively dry climate of this part of the territory of Peru.

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Another not less important factor is the safety of a particular technique of mummification, in which the bodies of the dead were wrapped in cotton cloth soaked in plenty of different resins that prevent the decomposition of the human body under the influence of many bacteria.

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This is also worth noting that by 1997, at the time when the Government of Peru announced its historical monument, the necropolis of Chowchilla rather poorly preserved because of its constant plundering so-called «black archeologists» and the lovers of antiquity. However, since the announcement of Chowchilla monument of history, increasingly it began to study the experts in archeology and history. As a result of these operations and targeted excavations in the necropolis were found household items and decorations in one degree or another belonged to the deceased.