Karajía sarcophagi


The Karajía sarcophagi were found in the edge of a limestone cliff, facing the abyss. Are the creation of the ancient Chachapoyas, which left traces of his past in the most unexpected places. Arrive at the town of Cruzpata and then begins a gentle walk of about 50 min. to see the sarcophagus of Karajía. The figures are 2 feet high, being empty inside, outside these are made of a mixture of clay, straw and gravel spread on a wooden structure. A pear-shaped chamber protecting the mummy, which was sitting wrapped in deerskin. The "Purunmachos" as the local people call them, or better known "Sarcophagus of Karajía" were exposed to the world in 1984 with the research of the archaeologist Federico Kauffmann, immediately causing great expectation in the archaeological world. These unique samples of the death rituals of the Chachapoyas culture were developed around the years 1000 to 1300 AD.