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Watch | 4,500 years old mummy found in Peru

Apr 22, 2016 16:06 IST
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A 4,500-year-old mummy from the oldest civilization in the Americas is discovered. Buried under earth and rock - the mummified remains of a 4,500-year-old woman.The mummy was discovered in what is believed to have been an ancient fishing village in northern Peru.Thought to be a nobel woman - she was buried with carved objects featuring details of both coastal and jungle animals.Archaeologists think she can provide new information about the ancient Caral civilization - which is believed to be the oldest in the Americas. The Caral civilization dates back to 2,600 BC - predating the Incas by about 4,000 years