Mummy discovered in Peru

From Red Orbit: Mummy Discovered In Peru.

A mummy was unearthed Tuesday in Peru’s Huaca Pucllana ruins, by archeologists who think the findings may have originated with the ancient Wari culture that flourished before the Incas.

The tomb also contained the remains of two other adults and a child-who researchers believe was sacrificed.

Researchers say the discovery is the first intact Wari burial site at Huaca Pucllana in the capital Lima.

"We’d discovered other tombs before," said Isabel Flores, director of the ruins.

"But they always had holes, or were damaged. Never had we found a whole tomb like this one — intact," she said, standing on the ancient plaza, a huge partially excavated mound of rocks, bricks and dirt. [continue]

Photos and video update:

Those interested in this story will want to see the Daily Mail’s article: Oh mummy! Archaeologists unearth ancient tribe members sacrificed 1,300 years ago. That page has some great photos.

National Geographic has a video of the mummy’s removal.