Monday, October 4, 2010

The Mysterious Moche Queen

In Peru, archeologists have discovered a 1,600 year old ancient tomb. They discovered a mummy must have been a ruler of the Moche civilization.
The ruler was buried with hundreds of treasures and is said to be one of the most well preserved mummies of all time. The mummy was a woman, and was covered with many detailed tatoos.
Archeologists thought that only men ruled the Moche society, until now. Maybe she was a queen or warrior princess, the archeologists considered.
Archeologists guess that the woman must have lived around 450 A.D and lived to be in her 20's. Whoever she was, she must have been special in her community.
They are not sure exactly who she was, but are determined to solve this mystery. Her remains and tomb are helping experts re-create what her life was like.

By Rhyan Montgomery

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