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Restoring artefacts from the Lady of Cao's tomb

Restoring artefacts from the Lady of Cao's tomb

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43.4 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.4 in (300dpi)

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MARCO ANSALONI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARCO ANSALONI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Metal restorer cleaning artefacts found in the tomb of the Lady of Cao. The Lady of Cao was a Moche female mummy found at the El Brujo archeological site near Trujillo, Peru. Objects found in her funeral bundle included weapons, jewellery and the remains of a teenage girl. The mummy had complex tattoos of animals on her body. The Moche were a pre-Inca civilisation that lived along Peru's north coast between 100 and 700 CE. The mummy has been dated to 450 CE.

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