July 28, 2021 | News of Chile in the World

The Chinchorro mummies, an archeological treasure of Chile, a World Heritage site

The Chinchorro mummies, an archeological treasure of Chile, a World Heritage site | Marca Chile

Three thousand years before the Egyptians mummified their great pharaohs, in the Atacama  desert, in the north of Chile, the Chinchorro civilization already carried out this ritual, of which the oldest mummies in the world have been preserved and since this Tuesday have been recognized as a World Heritage site.

After more than 20 years, the UNESCO finally recognized this cultural treasure, which has become one of the key pieces of Latin America archeology.

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