Rare Mass Tombs Discovered Near Machu Picchu
Eighty skeletons and stockpiles of textiles found in caves near the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu may shed light on the role that the so-called lost city of the Inca played as a regional center of trade and power, scientists say.
Researchers found the artifacts and remains at two sites within the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park in southeastern Peru, said Fernando Astete, head of the park (see map of Peru).
The remains, most of which were found in May 2008 at a site called
Salapunku, probably date to 500 to 550 years ago, said Francisco Huarcaya,
the site's lead researcher.
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