Sunday, August 30, 2015

1 Nuevo Sol Peru 2010 Sarcofagos de Karajia

1 Nuevo Sol Peru

Wealth and Pride of Peru Series - Sarcofagos de Karajia

        Nominal Valuce 
Metal
Weight
     Diametr
         Mintage            Year
         1 Nuevo Sol
Copper-nickel
7.32 g
  25.5 mm
       10 000 000          2010





The sacrofagos of Karjia correspond to a funeral this pattern only in the Chachapoyas culture, which had its seat and development in the Amazon northern Andes from VII-VII centuries AD up to incorporation into the Incas just before the European irruption in Peru. However, in the tradition of sarcophagi supultar limited to thirteenth and fifteenth centuries AD and only in areas that extend along the left bank of the river Utcubamba.

The sarcophagus Chachapoyas basically conforms a clay cap to 2.50 meters and human aspect. Only the bust and head, crowned by a mummified skull ritual, are compact. Wearing a feather cloak appear highlighted with red paint. Inside it was located the mummy of an illustrious figure in fetal position and wrapped in woolen and cotton.

Unlike sarcophagi of the Old World, they were deployed
in inaccessible caves carved into the top of rocky cliffs.


Source http://www.bcrp.gob.pe