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Chauchilla Cemetery (Cementerio de
Cemetery is situated 19 mi (30 km)
South of Nazca in Peru.
Location: 19 mi (30 km) South of Nazca
Used: 200 AD- 900 AD
Entrance Fee: 7 USD
Description of Chauchilla Cemetery
Chauchilla Cemetery is
a World famous burial site that contains well preserved mummified
human remains that date back to pre- Hispanic and even pre- Incan
period. Most of the burials here date back to 200 AD- 900 AD.
People who were buried here belonged to the Nasca people who were
also famous for creation of the
Nasca Lines that are situated nearby. No one knows why they
chose the site on the bank of Poroma river as the site of their
necropolis, but it is possible that it played an important role in
the religion of these people.
The last burial here was date back to the 10th
century. The site was abandoned, but local huaqueros (grave robbers)
often visited this site and stole whatever they could get their
hands on. Human remains were simply discarted on the desert floor
around this archaeological site. Their scattered bones are still
Rediscovery of Chauchilla Cemetery
was re- discovered by scientists only in the 1920s. It became an
important source of information on people of the Nazca culture. In
1997 state of Peru finally turned ancient necropolis into a
protected archaeological site. Today Chauchilla Cemetery is
accessible via a dirt track from the Panamerican Highway.