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2009-07-23 12:46:58

Archeologists said on Wednesday that a pre-Incan mummy and eight other skeletons have been dug up from under what is thought to have been a shantytown in the middle of Peru's capital. For years, homeless people lived on the Huaca Huantille ruins, not knowing underneath them contained an ancient burial site. Archeologists Roberto Quispe said the bones were from the Ychsma civilization dating from between 1000 and 1400 AD. The burial site was found after city officials and Peru's national...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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