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Chauchilla Cemetery in Nazca culture, Peru

Since 1997, Peruvian law has protected the haunting Chauchilla Cemetery, a Nazca burial ground where mummified corpses were laid to rest until the ninth century. Prior to 1997, it was ravaged mercilessly by Peruvian grave robbers. For many of these ancient corpses, it was the second time they lost their heads. Scattered among the many full-bodied mummies at Chauchilla Cemetery are a number of mummified heads.
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