The ancient Egyptians were not the only ones who mummified those who died. Half way around the world, we find the Chinchorro mummies - mummified remains of individuals from the South American Chinchorro culture found in what is now northern Chile and southern Peru.
The Chinchorro mummies are the earliest examples of the deliberate preservation of the dead. The mummies may have served as a means of assisting the soul in surviving, and to prevent the bodies from frightening the living. They are the oldest examples of mummified human remains, dating to thousands of years before the Egyptian mummies. They are believed to have first appeared around 5000 B.C. and reaching a peak around 3000 B.C.
Often Chinchorro mummies were elaborately prepared by removing the internal organs and replacing them with vegetable fibers or animal hair. In some cases an embalmer would remove the skin and flesh from the dead body and replace them with clay. Shell midden and bone chemistry suggest that 90% of their diet was seafood. Many ancient cultures of fisherfolk existed, tucked away in the arid river valleys of the Andes, but the Chinchorro made themselves unique by their dedicated preservation of the dead.
The Chinchorro mummies are significant because during the periods of these mummies, everyone who died was mummified, including children, new-borns and fetuses. This shows that it was not reserved for those of high rank or high status - mummification was not a sign of social stratification.
Radiocarbon dating reveals that the oldest, discovered Chinchorro mummy was that of a child from a site in the Camarones Valley, about 60 miles south of Arica and dates from around 5050 B.C. The mummies continued to be made until about 1800 B.C., making them contemporary with Las Vegas culture and Valdivia culture in Ecuador and the Norte Chico civilization in Peru.
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Corporal Armando Valdes of the Chilean army, on patrol in the northern desert with eight soldiers, saw two small lights in the sky. Valdes vanished in front of his men, then reappeared 15 minutes later, and fainted. He had five days' growth of beard and his calendar watch had advanced five days.
These are still just lights in the night sky. We need daytime videos that show much more. Another enigma that awaits clarification and disclosure/closure.
Chile, in the Ring of Fire, has become home to ongoing earthquakes in 2010 many of which signal tsunami warnings across the Pacific Ocean.
On February 27, 2010 an 8.8 earthquake sounded a warning alarm (consciously and subconsciously) to people around the world that the planet is shifting along with human consciousness. There's no going back. The earthquakes continue in Chile.
North of Chile we find Peru the home of the ancient Inca Civilization.
Machu Picchu, Inca Trail - Winding mountains replicating the movement of consciousness -- Today the ruins are crumbling. Is this a symbol of the collapse of the consciousness grid?
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