Sixteen 1700-year-old skeletons discovered in Peru with their feet MISSED

Many of the 32 skeletons were children and they were removed after death to be reused for use in jewelry

Archaeologists find grim tow of 1700-year-old skeletons in Peru with half their feet DROUSING because the bones were used to make JEWELS & # 39;

  • Thirty two skeletons from the Moche and Lambayeque cultures found in Peru
  • Half of these (16) appeared to be lacking by archaeologists
  • Bones of the feet were reused and used to make decorative medallions
  • The gruesome practice was common in the ancient civilizations

A discovery of 32 skeletons from the cultures of Moche and Lambayeque in ancient Peru revealed that half of the remains lacked their feet.

It is believed that these people, many of whom were children, have removed their feet after death to be re-used for use in jewelry.

The gruesome practice was common in civilizations and the small bones of the feet were often made into medallions to be worn by surviving relatives.

Researchers on the site also discovered 60 large urns covered with blankets that contain the remains of Alpaca's, llama's and guinea pigs.

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Many of the 32 skeletons were children and they were removed after death to be reused for use in jewelry

Many of the 32 skeletons were children and they were removed after death to be reused for use in jewelry

The gruesome practice was common in civilizations and the small bones of the feet were often made into medallions to be worn by surviving relatives.

The gruesome practice was common in civilizations and the small bones of the feet were often made into medallions to be worn by surviving relatives.

The gruesome practice was common in civilizations and the small bones of the feet were often made into medallions to be worn by surviving relatives.

A discovery of 32 skeletons from the cultures of Moche and Lambayeque in ancient Peru revealed that half of the remains lacked their feet

A discovery of 32 skeletons from the cultures of Moche and Lambayeque in ancient Peru revealed that half of the remains lacked their feet

A discovery of 32 skeletons from the cultures of Moche and Lambayeque in ancient Peru revealed that half of the remains lacked their feet

The archaeologists discovered the graves in the Pomalca district in the Lambayeque region of Peru, which contains remains of pre-Hispanic Moche and Lambayeque cultures.

Many pre-Hispanic cultures often removed bones from the dead body to use as medallions.

Some tombs also contain looms and tools for making textiles made of bone.

Of the 32 graves, 23 belong to the end of the Moche culture and nine to the Lambayeque culture.

Forty of the ceramic urns are believed to have been used for domestic use, and were discovered next to objects such as metal and spoons made of bones that were used in feasts for the dead.

WHAT WAS THE MOCHE CIVILIZATION?

The Moche civilization lived on the north coast of what is now Peru between 50 AD and 700 AD.

The name comes from a site in a valley with the same name that was the central city for the Moche population.

The Moche are known for their extensive pottery and jewelery and for ground-breaking early metalworking skills.

Until the discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán in 1979, the most famous remains of the Moche civilization were two large buildings - the Temple of the Sun (pictured) and the Temple of the Moon - near Trujillo.

Until the discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán in 1979, the most famous remains of the Moche civilization were two large buildings - the Temple of the Sun (pictured) and the Temple of the Moon - near Trujillo.

Until the discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán in 1979, the most famous remains of the Moche civilization were two large buildings – the Temple of the Sun (pictured) and the Temple of the Moon – near Trujillo.

In addition, they built a large number of large pyramids, some of which still dominate the landscape of Peru.

There are indications that the Moche people were engaged in a form of ritual battle, followed by human sacrifices.

Until the discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán in 1979, the most famous remains of civilization were two major buildings – the Temple of the Sun (Huaca del Sol) and the Temple of the Moon (Huaca de la Luna) – close to Trujillo. .

The reasons for the collapse of the Moche culture are unknown, but experts have suggested that long-term droughts, earthquakes or extreme floods of the El Niño phenomenon may be the fault.

Some experts suggest that a civil war may have been the cause of their downfall.

  Of the 32 graves, 23 belong to the end of the Moche culture and nine to the Lambayeque culture

  Of the 32 graves, 23 belong to the end of the Moche culture and nine to the Lambayeque culture

Of the 32 graves, 23 belong to the end of the Moche culture and nine to the Lambayeque culture

Researchers on the site also discovered 60 large urns covered with blankets that contain the remains of Alpaca & lemons, and guinea pigs.

Researchers on the site also discovered 60 large urns covered with blankets that contain the remains of Alpaca & lemons, and guinea pigs.

Researchers on the site also discovered 60 large urns covered with blankets that contain the remains of Alpaca & lemons, and guinea pigs.

The Moche culture developed between the years 100 and 700 AD and the head of the project in El Chorro, Edgar Bracamonte, said that this cemetery was from the last years of the Moche culture to the end of the Lambayeque culture, who inhabited what is now the north coast of Peru between about 750 and 1375 AD.

The name comes from a site in a valley with the same name that was the central city for the Moche population.

They are known for their extensive pottery and jewelery and for groundbreaking skills in early metalworking.

Many pre-Hispanic cultures often removed bones from the dead body to use as medallions. Some tombs also contain looms and tools for making textiles made of bone

Many pre-Hispanic cultures often removed bones from the dead body to use as medallions. Some tombs also contain looms and tools for making textiles made of bone

Many pre-Hispanic cultures often removed bones from the dead body to use as medallions. Some tombs also contain looms and tools for making textiles made of bone

The Moche culture developed between the years 100 and 700 AD and the head of the project in El Chorro, Edgar Bracamonte, said that this cemetery was from the last years of the Moche culture to the end of the Lambayeque culture

The Moche culture developed between the years 100 and 700 AD and the head of the project in El Chorro, Edgar Bracamonte, said that this cemetery was from the last years of the Moche culture to the end of the Lambayeque culture

The Moche culture developed between the years 100 and 700 AD and the head of the project in El Chorro, Edgar Bracamonte, said that this cemetery was from the last years of the Moche culture to the end of the Lambayeque culture

The Moche name comes from a site in a valley with the same name, which was the central city for the Moche population. They are known for their extensive pottery and jewelery and for groundbreaking skills in early metalworking

The Moche name comes from a site in a valley with the same name, which was the central city for the Moche population. They are known for their extensive pottery and jewelery and for groundbreaking skills in early metalworking

The Moche name comes from a site in a valley with the same name, which was the central city for the Moche population. They are known for their extensive pottery and jewelery and for groundbreaking skills in early metalworking

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