Creepiest Cemetery

When most people hear the name Nazca, Peru, they think of the Nazca Lines and little else. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find a pretty creepy cemetery that sits quietly in the same area, guarding it’s inhabitants who were here long before any of us. The Chauchilla Cemetery in Nazca is interesting because many of it’s ancient remains are a little creepy to think about. In most cases, when we bury our dead, we expect that after a length of time, that pretty much all physical parts of our bodies will disintegrate, save, perhaps, for our bones. The remains of those in the Chauchilla Cemetery are 2,000 years old and possibly older, yet in many cases, the deceased’s hair is still intact, often as long as it was in when they were alive. Some remains also have retained skin, in addition to the hair.

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