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When I was in Chachapoyas town, there was a little exhibition inside one of the buildings in front of the main square.

What I found were mummies :D



Centuries old, these mummies show how chachapoyas people placed their dead ones inside their sarcophagus.

Here's a family: mom, dad and child:



It was conmon in ancient Perú to place dead ones in the same position we are before get born. From Paracas to Mochicas and Chachapoyas, bodies are always in this position.

One of the mummies was in possesion of a shaman who used him/her in his rituals. He/She was rescued by the police:


It seems he/she was a nice person :)
Current Location: Chachapoyas - Perú
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From:Chris Mapp
Date:March 10th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
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Wow. It's kind of crazy that they would just keep them in a regular glass case like that.

It is interesting how they treated their dead differently then. It's almost as if they were expecting them to be reborn, where here, death is seen as an eternal sleep.
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From:yelinna
Date:March 12th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
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Hi Chris!!!
In Perú is common to find mummies in glass cases at the museums :D
In wetern culture Death is something totally separared from life, while in ancient Perú it was like the house next door. Families lived with their mummies, and offered them food as if they were alive. Well, we must remember that in ancient times death was pretty common, so people were more used to deal with deceased relatives than us.
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