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tlr online
23-10-05, 11:52
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[ October 23rd 2005 ]

Archaeologists excavating a site in Peru have uncovered the remains of a headless mummy predating the Incas in Lima, Associated Press reports this morning. The body - said to belong to a high-ranking official of the Huari tribe - is thought to be more than 1,300 years old.

"He was decapitated and belongs to the Huari culture that invaded Lima," said archaeologist 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.

"Judging by the clothes he is wearing, we're talking about a senior official who was buried wrapped in cloth and tied with rope made of vegetal fibre," Flores added.

The Huari (or Wari) was a Middle Horizon civilization that flourished in the Andes in the south of modern day Peru, from about 500 to 1200 A.D. The Huari state established architecturally distinctive administrative centers in many of its provinces. Some 300 years after the Huari empire collapsed, Tahuantinsuyu became the dominant power in the Andean region.

23-10-05, 11:56
Oh interesting http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

Yes, the Spanish Conquestidors had such negitive impact upon the inca civilzations and not only through piliging. They brought with them diseases that the incas had no protection against.

BTW: Did they find out why the body was decapiated?

tlr online
23-10-05, 11:59
Originally posted by Catapharact:
Did they find out why the body was decapiated? According to Reuters, "Ichmas 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."

23-10-05, 12:13
You learn something new everyday http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif . Thanks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

23-10-05, 13:38
Interesting Justin, thanks for the info. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif