Peruvian gas firm uncovers 600-year-old mummy
STORY: This 600-year-old mummy was
unearthed by a Peruvian gas company
and this isn't their first discovery
Location: Lima, Peru
The firm has found 1,700
archaeological remains in the past decade
like mummies, ceramics and
even ancient burial sites
under old roads, pavements, and houses
(Cecilia Camargo, Archaeologist)
"We have more than 400 archaeological sites within the urban area. The people who used to live in these places were buried in the surroundings where we live now and are buried. Calidda (Peruvian gas company) has dug up almost all the streets of Lima and Callao when it built the gas distribution network and has gradually unearthed all this ancient history of the capital."
Finding ruins and remains in
construction sites is common in Peru
Lima alone has some 400 'huacas'
or archaeological ruins