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Chauchillo cemetery near Nazca Lines

Midin the desert of the Nazca Lines. That image shows the Chauchillo cemetery which is a cemetery that contains prehispanic mummified human remains and archeological artifacts, located 30 kilometres south of the city of Nazca in Peru. The cemetery was discovered in the 1920s, but had not been used since the 9th century AD. The cemetery includes many important burials over a period of 600 to 700 years. The start of the interments was in about 200 AD. It is important as a source of archaeology to Nazca culture. The cemetery has been extensively plundered by huaqueros (grave robbers) who have left human bones and pottery scattered around the area, which is really sad. The site has been protected by Peruvian law since 1997.

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