Peru museum unveils 2,000-year-old funeral shroud

Funeral shroudA rare and fragile pre-Incan funeral shroud was displayed to reporters Monday, part of the first batch of ancient Paracas textiles that Sweden is returning to Peru 80 years after they were smuggled out by a diplomat. Despite being some 2,000 years old, “it is perfectly preserved,” said Krzysztof Makowski, a University of Warsaw archaeologist who has studied the shroud as a professor at the Catholic University of Peru. “Across the world, the discoveries of textiles of this age are much rarer than any precious metal.” Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/peru-museum-unveils-2-000-year-old-funeral-shroud-1.1872722#ixzz35oJ7cgv4

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