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Huayna Capac
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Huayna Capaca, also spelled Wayna Qhapaq
Age 62
Sex Male
Status Sapa Inca
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Culture Inca
Date(s) 1468-1524
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Huayna Capac was the 11th Sapa Inca of the Inca Empire. He was known as one of the greatest emperors, expanding the empire greatly. He ordered that after his death his heart should remain in Quito, but body sent to Cuzco. When his body was transported to Cuzco it said that hundreds of human beings and animals were sacrificed during the course.

Mummification

All the Inca emperors had their bodies mummified after their deaths.

Studies

Dr. Hampe-Martínez worked a dig to recover the mummy of Huayna Capac, buried at the the Real Hospital de San Andres in Lima four centuries ago by an earthquake.

Additional

External Links

http://users.pop.umn.edu/~rmccaa/aha2004/index.htm

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/dramatic-life-and-death-atahualpa-last-emperor-inca-empire-002873

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