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  Dozens of mummies found in Peru
Updated 06 March 2004, 14.05


Dozens of 500-year-old mummies have been unearthed in Peru's capital Lima.

Archaeologists found 26 tombs while they were digging at the site of a motorway extension, and think they come from the Inca civilisation.

They don't know how many bodies there are, as each tomb might hold more than one mummy. They also found pots, ears of corn, and cloth in the graves.

Because of that, archaeologists think the mummies, which date from 1472 to 1572, were cloth makers.

The cemetery has been investigated since 1990, and has turned up more than 2,200 mummies so far.



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