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Restorer sewing the burial cloak 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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