Sunday, August 07, 2005

Hanging out with friends in Nazca

Meet Atahui, he´s doing pretty well considering he´s well over 1000 years old. Being a Nazcan and dying in a desert where it rains only ever 50 years or so helps as well.
These ghoulish delights we saw in a cemetary that had been raided by graverobbers in the 1930´s. The thieves just left all the skeletons and clothing etc strewn across the desert.It was quite remarkable to see how everything was so well preserved
and now tourists are lining up to see whats in store for the next 1000 years.
As you can see from the pictures some of these guys had very long hair and were buried with potteries, clothes etc they would need for their journey to the afterlife. Just hoping nobody finds me in a thousand years and starts taking photos... but then again the sick side of me thinks maybe it could be quite funny. These guys look like they´re enjoying themselves

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