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.
Chile’s archaeologists fight to save the world’s oldest mummies from climate change; Laurence Blair; The Guardian
The desert graveyard where the ancient Chinchorro decorated and buried their dead is now a Unesco World Heritage site…
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) logo illuminating against the Eiffel Tower on Friday commemorated the agency’s 75th annivesary.
In the Chilean desert, artfully preserved human remains are a symbol of local pride, but a changing climate threatens their existence.
Unesco adds these 33 cultural, natural sites to World Heritage List this year; Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times
Unesco’s World Heritage Committee didn’t meet last year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, so they are reviewing the nominations for both 2020 and 2021.