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1.600 jaar oude kinderen

View of part of the mummies recently found at Huaca Pucllana ancient pre Inca site, in Miraflores district, Lima, on October 20, 2010. Archaeologists have unearthed four mummies that could be as old as 1,600 years, at ruins in Peru's capital that apparently hold a crypt of a prominent person for the ancient Wari people, researchers said Wednesday. "It is very likely that the bodies found inside were children who were placed there as an offering, and to accompany the prominent person," she added. AFP PHOTO/Cris BOURONCLE
View of part of the mummies recently found at Huaca Pucllana ancient pre Inca site, in Miraflores district, Lima, on October 20, 2010. Archaeologists have unearthed four mummies that could be as old as 1,600 years, at ruins in Peru's capital that apparently hold a crypt of a prominent person for the ancient Wari people, researchers said Wednesday. "It is very likely that the bodies found inside were children who were placed there as an offering, and to accompany the prominent person," she added. AFP PHOTO/Cris BOURONCLE AFP