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Mummified dogs uncovered in Peru

Posted on Wednesday, 27 September, 2006 | Comment icon 5 comments


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"Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered the mummified remains of more than 40 dogs buried with blankets and food alongside their human masters."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by RollingThunder06 on 28 September, 2006, 3:25
Having just lost my dog that I had in my life for almost 16 years, this article to me is so sweet. Blankets and food. How wonderful that they showed their admiration and love for these animals even after death. No laughing please...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Bone_Collector on 28 September, 2006, 5:36
What? Who's to say they weren't killed and mummified believing they'll guard their masters in their afterlife?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Delko on 28 September, 2006, 6:56
There are so many mysteries in our planets the past! In Peru?! Wow! Perhaps that folks esteemed dogs as well as ancient Egyptians esteemed cats….
Comment icon #4 Posted by Raptor Witness on 28 September, 2006, 9:38
Wow, what a great story. It looks like a little fox, as opposed to dog, which is what the American Chihuahua is believed to have originated from. They're even breeding Chihuahua's in Cali. with fox breeds, in order to get longer ears. Chihuahua's also like to eat insects, fruits and vegetables, more so than any other breed of "dog," and this is also indicative of the fox family.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Luziadus on 5 October, 2006, 8:49
At least we see that people from ancient past were more advanced than us about animal treatment,today we see so violence to the animals that I ask to myself why that people who treats so badly the animals have to live in this world?


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