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Archaeologists have made a significant discovery at the historical Hospital Real de San Andres in Lima, Peru, Your Content has learned.
A total of 42 human remains have been found in a cemetery adjacent to the 16th-century hospital, which holds great historical significance as Peru’s oldest hospital and one of the oldest in South America.
The excavation revealed that the majority of the remains belonged to men, and upon further analysis, it was discovered that some of them had suffered from syphilis prior to their deaths.
This finding sheds light on the medical conditions prevalent during that time period and provides valuable insights into the health and lifestyle of individuals in colonial Peru.
Furthermore, the excavation team speculates that the site may also hold the mummified bodies of the last Inca kings, adding another layer of historical intrigue to this remarkable discovery.
The ongoing excavation efforts promise to unveil more secrets from Peru’s rich past and deepen our understanding of its cultural heritage, according to FLIPBOARD.