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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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2008-08-27 06:49:12

A mummy was unearthed Tuesday in Peru's Huaca Pucllana ruins, by archeologists who think the findings may have originated with the ancient Wari culture that flourished before the Incas. The tomb also contained the remains of two other adults and a child-who researchers believe was sacrificed.Researchers say the discovery is the first intact Wari burial site at Huaca Pucllana in the capital Lima."We'd discovered other tombs before," said Isabel Flores, director of the ruins. "But they always...

2006-05-17 09:15:00

By Ines Guzman HUACA CAO VIEJO, Peru -- Archeologists probing Peru's lifeless northern desert discovered a 1,500-year-old mummy that may unlock secrets of the Moche, one of the mysterious civilizations that once ruled the Andean nation. Baptized the Lady of Cao by researchers after it was found by a ceremonial pyramid near the Pacific Ocean, the tattooed mummy is the first female Moche leader ever discovered. It could debunk theories that the culture, known for its pottery and human...

2005-10-20 01:57:05

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Archeologists have uncovered the remains of the oldest mummy ever found in Peru's capital, Lima -- a high-ranking official of the Huari tribe who lived about 1,300 years ago, researchers said on Wednesday. The headless mummy was found in September in Lima's Huaca Pucllana ceremonial complex after studies and exploration at the site. "He was decapitated and belongs to the Huari culture that invaded Lima," said archeologist Isabel Flores,...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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