32 funeral bundles of the Chimú culture found in Peru

32 funeral bundles of the Chimú culture found in Peru


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Recently some 32 funeral bundles of supposed pre-Hispanic origin in an area belonging to Chan Chan archaeological complex, considered as the largest mud city in America.

According to the first investigations revealed by the Directorate of Culture of Freedom of the Ministry of Culture, the bodies are mainly women and all adults. Along with them were found torn textiles, ear muffs, different textile making tools, 87 pots, needles and thimbles, which reveals that they could be weavers.

It was explained that these burials were actually discovered three months ago although this was all kept secret to to be able to do the first investigations with greater peace of mind. The findings were made when restoration work began on the Xllangchic An walled complex, belonging to Chan Chan.

This complex has an area of ​​approximately 20 square kilometers and it is close to the sea. It is made up of nine citadels or small walled cities and is said to have been the capital of the Chimor kingdom, a state organization of the Chimú culture.

According to one of the researchers, the scientific research that is being carried out will allow to know more details about the funerary patterns of the ancient Chimú and we can say that this is a very important discovery.

The bodies were found in nine cells and located on the sides of two burial chambers, where it is speculated that these people were buried next to a person who could be qualified as an important authority such as an administrator or even a governor, given that the burial chambers are outside the complex itself and it is where normally the governors.

For her part, the archaeologist Lisbeth Quijano He stressed that all the mysteries and unknowns about this finding will be revealed little by little, when more exhaustive anthropological analyzes are made. At the moment it can only be said that they are believed to be weavers.

If it is compared with the findings of the style that have been made previously, it can be compared and almost affirmed that it is a group of weavers. In the district of La Molina, a funeral bundle with human remains of a woman and covered with looms and around it had a basket made with dry stalks as if it were a protection, likewise remains of cotton and ears of corn were found to feed on in the other world.

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