Week in Photos: January 5-11, 2007

Week in Photos: January 5-11, 2007
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January 9, 2007

Lima, Peru

It's the return of the mummies for one Peruvian museum. On January 11 the Museum of the Nation in Lima opened to the public a collection of Incan and Chachapoya Indian remains (such as the one seen here at a preview) from between A.D. 900 and 1500.

The Chachapoyas, or "warriors of the clouds," lived in the cloud forests of the Amazonas region of modern-day Peru. Just before the arrival of the Spanish to the New World, the Inca conquered the Chachapoyas, though incorporating them into the empire was difficult because of fierce resistance.

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