Hot and dusty, and hot. But after an hour on a bus through the heat and the dust from the small desert town of Nazca, we arrived at this cemetary. Broken pottery and bone fragments are still scattered on the ground around the tombs. Grave robbers have been ransacking them for centuries. Now however, the Peruvian government has stepped in and there is an effort to preserve the tombs and mummies as a part of the Peruvian culture and heritage.Tombs have been rebuilt and mummies reposition in the state they are believed to have been buried in. The heat and the dust and my parched throat were all worth this unique and interesting experience. Nazca is best known for it's lines, but the Nazca Cemetary should also be a priority on any travelers list.
By Julia Duthie
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