Centro Gestión Chinchorro


Chiles Chinchorro Mummies

Autor(es): Bernardo Arriaza

Resumen: More than 6000 years before the Inca Empire, an ancient Pacific coast culture began mummifying its ded. Lying on his reed burial mat, a young boys body is stuffed with earth and covered with an ash paste, his skull topped with a wig of human hair. Such methods have preserved crumbling shadows of a vanished people.