Adolescent mummy unearthed in Peru

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Peruvian archaeologists have unearthed the preserved mummy of a boy dating back to pre-Inca times.

An archaeologist said the mummy belonged to an adolescent male of approximately 12 years of age.

It was found in a tomb wrapped in three layers of cotton textiles.

Utensils made out of pumpkin, beans and chili peppers were also found in the tomb.

The discovery, along with 24 other less-preserved skeletal remains, was made in the Cajamarquilla archaeological complex.

The site, near the Peruvian capital Lima, dates back over 1,000 years.

AP video shot by Cesar Barreto