July 28, 2021 #ChileDiverse

The Chinchorro mummies, Chile's archaeological treasure and world heritage site

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Three thousand years before the Egyptians mummified their great pharaohs, in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile, the Chinchorro civilization already carried out this ritual, of which the oldest mummies in the world are preserved and which since Tuesday are part of the heritage of humanity.

After more than 20 years of struggle, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) finally recognized this cultural treasure, which has become one of the key pieces of Latin American archaeology.

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