Pachacamac is a little-visited Inca ruin just outside Lima.
Earlier this year, archaeologists from a Belgian University discovered a mass burial tomb there, containing 80 skeletons and a number of babies. The mummified bodies were buried 1,000 years ago with wooden “heads”, and are thought to be diseased pilgrims drawn to the religious site in the hope of a miracle.
The tomb just off the Pan American highway is thought to date from AD 1000 and at 20-metres long is the largest to be found at Pachacamac. Experts are now hoping the discovery will help their understanding of the Inca people who lived in and around here.
Not many people going on holiday to Peru actually visit Pachacamac, but it is well worth it if youhave a spare day in Lima.