Tag: CL – Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region

Chile’s desert town built on mummies; BBC

Photo: Sergio Donoso

The Egyptians may have the most famous mummies, but they’re not the oldest. The Chinchorro people of Chile’s Atacama Desert were the first to mummify their dead – 7,000 years ago.

Source: Chile’s desert town built on mummies

Chile’s archaeologists fight to save the world’s oldest mummies from climate change; Laurence Blair; The Guardian

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The desert graveyard where the ancient Chinchorro decorated and buried their dead is now a Unesco World Heritage site…

Source: Chile’s archaeologists fight to save the world’s oldest mummies from climate change