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The World's Oldest Mummies   History and Archaeology

Started 26-Oct by Sand_Grain; 1093 views.
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From: Sand_Grain

26-Oct


A larger museum is being planned on the site to house more of the mummies but funds are also needed to ensure they are correctly preserved so they do not deteriorate.

Living with the world's oldest mummies


"It may seem strange for some people to live on top of a graveyard, but we're used to it," says Ana María Nieto, who lives in the Chilean port city of Arica.

Arica, on the border with Peru, is built on the sandy dunes of the Atacama desert, the driest desert in the world. But long before the coastal town was founded in the 16th Century, this area was home to the Chinchorro people.

Jane Chambers - Arica, Chile
Mon, October 25, 2021, 11:31 AM
https://news.yahoo.com/living-worlds-oldest-mummies-235838195.html

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Sand_Grain

From: Sand_Grain

26-Oct

The Chinchorro's methods and approach to mummification differed markedly from that of the Egyptians, Mr Arriaza says. Radiocarbon dating eventually showed that the mummies were more than 7,000 years old -- more than two millennia older than the more widely known Egyptian mummies.

-Pre-ceramic culture that lasted from 7,000 to 1,500 BC.

-Sedentary fishers and hunter-gatherers.

-Lived in what is now northernmost Chile and southern Peru.

-Mummified their dead in a sophisticated and evocative manner.

-Mummification is believed to have started as a way to keep the memories of the dead alive.

Harold27Z

From: Harold27Z

26-Oct

Maybe those Chilean mummies were Aryan like the mummy from China below.

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BarthaS

From: BarthaS

26-Oct

Neighbourhood association president Ana Maria Prieto is positive the newfound fame of the mummies will work in everyone's favour.

"This is a small town, but a friendly one. We want tourists and scientists from all over the world to come and learn about the incredible Chinchorro Culture that we've been living with all our life."

If you want to know more about the Chinchorro mummies, listen to Jane Chamber's report on Discovery on the BBC World Service.

Sand_Grain said:

The Chinchorro's methods and approach to mummification differed markedly from that of the Egyptians, Mr Arriaza says. Radiocarbon dating eventually showed that the mummies were more than 7,000 years old -- more than two millennia older than the more widely known Egyptian mummies.

- "Genesis 1:1 - 1:31"

So in other words, the 'God' (as we know it) did not create the world 2000 years ago?

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DimeTrious

From: DimeTrious

28-Oct

There's also LUCIE in Africa

For the next 50 years or so, new human ancestors were discovered every now and then, including different Australopithecus species -- but it was in the 1970s that a “surge of discoveries” brought a new level of understanding to human origins. One of those big discoveries was the famous skeleton known as Lucy, who was found on this day, Nov. 24, in 1974:

drl0lip0p

From: drl0lip0p

29-Oct

The preservation of the human, explains well that we don't want to lose our loved ones!

Sylveria

From: Sylveria

30-Oct

Living on a grave yard must have a spoky feeling unless you don't know it!

Weasel (poptardo)

From: Weasel (poptardo)

31-Oct

Is ths Nancy Pelosi napping!?? sweat_smile

Harold27Z

From: Harold27Z

31-Oct

If you were paying attention, the mummy is Aryan.

Pelosi is an Edomite therefore NOT Aryan.

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