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suspicious0bservers mentioned "another pre- Nazca discovery" in Chile. After the 8 point quake
April 1st, digging commenced and the 7,000 year old mummy was found.
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Chilean Students Discover 7,000-Year-Old Mummy

David Stout   2:02 AM ET

workshop dug up an ancient mummy in northern Chile over the weekend

Chilean students participating in an archaeological dig on Saturday near the Peruvian border hit paleontological gold after discovering the remains of a 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummy.

Officials from the Chilean National Heritage Office were sent to the dig site in Chile’s Morro de Arica to commence a complete investigation into the recovered remains.

A large number of historical artifacts have reportedly been forced to the surface in swaths of the northern parts of the country following a massive 8.2 earthquake that rocked the area in April, according to AFP.

Mummies from the Chinchorro culture are among some of the oldest preserved cadavers to have ever been discovered.

A group of Chinchorro mummies — dated between 5000 B.C. and 3000 B.C. — are on display during the exhibition "Arica, a Thousand-Year-Old Culture," on Aug. 27, 2008, in the cultural center of the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile

This is a brief video from TWC and an image. Matt Sampson of TWC said it was elementary students who found the mummy.

7000 Year Old Mummy Found by Students!



A Million Mummies Discovered in Egypt

By Michele Berger
Published Dec 19 2014 03:27 PM EST

Preserved in the hot dry desert of Egypt may be one of the largest grave sites ever discovered.
If the thought of mummies makes you recoil, you might consider staying far away from Egypt for awhile. A team of researchers from Brigham Young University recently unearthed a cemetery there a million mummies strong.

“It’s large and it’s dense,” Project Director Kerry Muhlestein, a BYU associate professor, wrote in a paper he presented in November at the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Scholars Colloquium, according to LiveScience. Most of the mummies aren’t royalty or kings but rather regular people.

BYU researchers have been excavating the area for decades. In addition to the cemetery, they’ve been studying a nearby pyramid — what Muhlestein in 2012 called perhaps the “first true pyramid” — and a Greco-Roman township, and they’ve already discerned quite a bit about the people who lived here some 1,500 years ago.

“We are learning about the diseases and difficulties they endured, the food they consumed, their clothing and playthings as well as their religious beliefs,” Muhlestein wrote. “One of the most interesting elements of the cemetery is that it witnessed their conversion to Christianity.”

There’s much more to learn from the site, Muhlestein told LiveScience. For example, why are there redheads buried together in one spot and people with blonde hair in another? Why is there a 7-foot-tall man? And maybe most importantly, where did all of these mummies come from? One hypothesis is the ancient town of Philadelphia, which isn’t too far. However, the town itself has its own burial sites.

Muhlestein’s team is analyzing the genes, teeth and skulls of the bodies found, then putting of all they learn into a large database. The hope, he wrote, is to get to know the “characteristics of the society…. By doing this, we expect to gain a better understanding of the sacred landscape within our area and those of similar sites in Egypt.”

What the researchers do know is that these weren’t mummies in the typical sense of the word. “The deceased’s internal organs were rarely removed,” LiveScience reported. “Instead, it was the arid natural environment that mummified them.” Time could be running out for the BYU researchers, though not because of the weather. Area farmers are expanding their fields, according to KSL News, coming perilously near to the ancient gravesite.



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