Wanna Go Exploring? Check Out These Sarcophagi Deep In Peru.

These “statues” are actually sarcophagi, located 60 kilometers northeast of Chachapoyas, in Luya Province of Peru.

The site is called “Karajia,” and is the site of the tombs of ancient wise men. The local people call the sarcophagi the “Purunmachos.”

Each sarcophagus is about 2.5 meters high, with the head of each ornamented with horns, and some with skulls!

The Purunmachos are around 600 years old and were discovered in 1984 by archaeologist Federico Kauffmann.

There were 8 sarcophagi originally, but two were destroyed by natural causes. Luckily, because of the remote location of these six sarcophagi have stayed relatively intact.

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