The burials oldest human of the capital of the inca empire

The greatest sacrifice of children of the world peruvian Archaeologists have discovered two skeletons of 3,000-year-old in the that is, to date, the human bur

The burials oldest human of the capital of the inca empire

The greatest sacrifice of children of the world

peruvian Archaeologists have discovered two skeletons of 3,000-year-old in the that is, to date, the human burying the more ancient of the valley of Cusco, according to has informed on Wednesday the Ministry of Culture.

The discovery was made at the archaeological site of Marcavalle, in the valley of Cusco, which was the capital of the inca empire that developed in the FIFTEENTH and SIXTEENTH centuries, in the southeast of Peru.

"The first burial is of a person under the age of 20 years, who was surrounded by a structure of stones, and whose skeletal remains were found flexed, and with modifications cephalic", explained the archaeologist Luz Marina Monrroy, head of research, is quoted in a press release by the Ministry itself.

The second corresponds to the complete skeleton of a young person, found in the extended position side, a few yards of the first burial.

class="icon-foto_16_g"> Detail of one of the graves found at Marcavalle, located within the city of Cusco (Peru). EFE

Monrroy has explained that they found evidence of what might be a workshop in stone, characterized by stone artifacts and grinding, segments of architecture compounds for enclosures, stone walls and remains of an elevated platform, from the same era.

in Addition, there were found fragments of decorated pottery, painted and with incisions that show human faces, applications, in handles of vessels, bone tools, charred remains of agricultural products, mortars of stone and metal parts of domestic use.

a year Ago, the researchers discovered in Marcavalle a wall of seven meters in diameter, which would have served as a dwelling and for the rituals of the first inhabitants which occupied the valley of Cusco, according to Monrroy.

One of the graves found at Marcavalle, located within the city of Cusco (Peru). EFE

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Updated Date: 08 November 2018, 08:00

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