The Chauchilla Cemetery, a one-thousand-year-old burial ground located approximately 30 kilometers south of Nazca, is an absolute must-see.
Open-air tombs containing remarkably well-preserved corpses, uncanny and extraordinary emissaries from the Nazca culture of the late period. Clothing and fashions disclose fascinating cultural details that bring to life an ancient culture.
Do not overlook the mummified shamans with lengthy, foreboding manes.
A Nazca cranium with extensive braiding
The hair, which is still affixed to its own cranium and measures 2,800 millimeters (2,80 meters), likely belonged to a priestess of approximately 50 years of age and dates back 2,200 years (200 BC).
The hair consists of two bows wound in thin ropes made of the same hair, which are coiled in a circular fashion around each strand. Located in Trujillo, Peru at the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History (Archeology Museum UNT)