20 Archaeological Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind

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13. Chariots of Zhou

Excavations at the city of Luoyang in central China uncovered an extraordinary grave, dating back some 2,800 years to the period of the Zhou dynasty. The find included four pits each with complete wooden chariots and the remains of the horses that would have pulled them. Other finds at the site include bronze and ceramic artifacts, and it’s believed that the grave would have held a middle-ranking government official.

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12. Inca Child Mummies

These three bizarre mummies, known as the “Children of Llullaillaco,” were discovered by a team of archaeologists in 1999. The frozen mummified children were located near the 22,110-foot summit of the Llullaillaco mountain, which lies on the Chile-Argentina border in the Andes. The children were ritually sacrificed by the Incas about 1500. It’s believed they would have been drugged and left to perish in the freezing temperatures of the high Andes.

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