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Life after Death: Mummification in the Ancient Andes


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Life after Death: Mummification in the Ancient Andes

A non-accredited history and heritage course.

Course Code

CLL 17/18_81

Course Date

11th November 2017

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Course Description

In the ancient Andes, mummification preserved power. Dry conditions allowed natural mummification; 7,000 years ago, the Chinchorro people learned to mummify their dead 2,000 years before the ancient Egyptians. Artificial mummification preserved corpses as representatives of the community (Chachapoya). By Inca times, Andean peoples placed ancestors in burial towers and made human sacrifices on high mountains (Llullaillaco), and the mummies retained an extraordinary degree of influence after death. This illustrated day course explores processes and belief systems behind these practices.

Heather Brothwell MA MA LLB

Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 11 November 2017

Time: 10am-4.30pm

No. of weeks: 1

Course fee: £35.00

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