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The Inca civilization was located in the region where he is currently Peru and nearby regions. It was a pre-Columbian civilization was at a very advanced when the Spanish arrived. Archaeologists working on excavations in land Inca mummies found 6 dogs and four funeral bundles with mummified children belonging to the Inca period.
After studied, said the dogs were mummified 500 years, and were in excellent condition, still had hair and all teeth were wrapped in cloth. Although studies have not been able to determine the race to which they belonged, but all had the same feature. For his strong teeth are thought to be domestic dogs, but are hunted.
What if you have been told is that the Incas had pets which felt like family, because if the mummified was because they were loved, and if they were with the children, are especially valuable, though still not known it is.
The discovery was made in access to the pyramid 7 Pachacamac Sanctuary south of Lima. X-rays are waiting to see if they were used for hunting, and know more about them. Are expected to know more about the ancient Peruvian dog also wants to know if it relates to the Chiribaya dog.
Since 1990 it has found about 80 graves with mummified dogs, with humans, Chiribaya to 1,200 km. southeastern Peru. The only dog Peruvian Cultural Heritage is recognized as the hairless dog, which according to studies lived in Peru from 300 BC