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Nasca Civilation - Elongated Skulls

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These elongated skulls were discovered by Giuseppe Orefici’s archeological team.  The mummies were found in Cahuachi, the center of the ancient Nazca empire in Peru. 

The infant head was elongated by binding it between two pieces of wood.


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Image 120027, from Professor Giuseppe Orefici's research at Cahuachi (Peru), courtesy BBC Horizon (1998 program).

 

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