The floor of Lime hides mysteries, heritage, culture. There is almost no district of the capital in which there are no vestiges of our past. And what happened in the Rímac is a clear example of this. Five mummies about a thousand years old, which would belong to the Yshma culture, were found by archaeologists during an excavation carried out in the La Florida huaca.
These are four children’s mummies and one adult, which have caused great astonishment due to their good state of conservation. In this same site, a staircase from the period was found. Manchaywhich could be older than 3,500 years.
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“I think our ancestors are telling us ‘here we are, we want to continue putting ourselves in value, to continue knowing us so that our country continues to move forward’”said the Minister of Culture, Leslie Urteaga Peña.
He explained that, soon, they will remove the five funerary remains to move on to the next stage of the investigation, in the laboratory, where the age of the mummies can be determined, as well as the materials that have been used and the details about the causes. of the deaths of these people.
On the subject, the mayor of Rímac, Néstor de la Rosa Villegas, indicated that this discovery adds to the fact in June, which was about three thousand years old. “The Huaca La Florida has an approximate area of 4.5 hectares that is being explored thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture”he explained.
He pointed out that the idea is to value all this heritage, as a way to promote the development of the district, and the construction of a site museum. “When we arrived, this was a vacant area, where there were people living poorly. “It has been cleared many months ago and we have permanent security.”said.
- The Mayor’s Office of Rímac has been making various coordinations with private entities to protect the La Florida huaca and prevent it from being damaged by the rains that the El Niño phenomenon may bring.
- “Our district will be the second Cusco in the country”said Mayor Néstor de la Rosa.
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