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Peru pipeline workers unearth ancient children's cemetery

  • Peruvian workers uncover ancient funeral belongings, believed to be around 1,000 years old, while installing a gas pipeline in Lima. The site is likely a children's cemetery, potentially linked to severe anemia caused by a climate event that affected local agriculture.
  • Among the eight bundles discovered, six belonged to children and two to adults. The findings include opium-smoking pipes, handmade cigarettes, shoes, Chinese playing cards, and a Peruvian silver coin from 1898. Archaeologists have recovered over 1,900 archaeological finds, including mummies and pottery, during the gas company's excavation work over the past 19 years.
  • This discovery sheds light on the hidden history of Lima, revealing lost traditions and customs. The ongoing excavation work has been crucial in uncovering these artifacts and deepening our understanding of the region's past.
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