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Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 9:00pm On May 30
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of 42 humans in a cemetery next to a Peruvian hospital that dates back to the 16th century, when the country first became part of the Spanish empire.


Peruvian archaeologists have unearthed 42 human remains in a cemetery next to a hospital that dates back to the 16th century



Archaeologists found the human remains, dating back to colonial times, in the former Hospital Real de San Andres in the first city cemetery in Lima, Peru



The skeletons were found in the courtyard of Hospital Real de San Andres, a former hospital in the centre of Lima, the capital of Peru.

Built in 1552 specifically for Spanish patients, the historic building is considered to be the oldest hospital in both Peru and South America.

The site, thought to be where the first doctors of the 16th century were trained, had a church for the dying to be close to God and even a space for the mentally ill.


Patients who arrived at the hospital were placed in beds located in the corridors and that from their bed they could listen to mass, it's thought


Although not thought to be among the bodies, experts think the site also hides the remains of the mummies of the last Incas


Peruvian archaeologists had found the cemetery around 20 years ago, back in the 2000s, but the bodies have only just been excavated



The bodies have remained undiscovered for centuries, despite being buried only around 12 inches (30cm) beneath the ground.

Although not thought to be among the bodies found, experts think the site also hides the remains of the mummies of the last Incas, the tribe that once ruled the Andean region of South America before the Spanish conquest.

In addition, experts have found an underground crypt and fragments of pre-Hispanic ceramics, likely from before the construction of the hospital, possibly dating to the time of the Incas.



The bodies were mostly male, according to experts. They belonged to people who died of syphilis and from deformities in the skull


Close-up of one of the bodies in the old hospital, considered the first hospital for Spaniards during expansion of the Spanish empire and built in 1552



Most of the newly-found bones belonged to males, several of whom had died of syphilis and from deformities in the skull, according to the experts.

Archaeologists have found a cross, possibly made of copper, that one of the deceased had around his neck.

Historically, patients who arrived at the hospital were placed in beds located in the corridors and that from their bed they could listen to mass.

'The people who did not survive the treatment were buried here,' Héctor Walde, chief archaeologist for the Lima municipality, told the Associated Press.

'The ritual and religiosity in Lima was very strong.'

Hospital Real de San Andrés was founded by Viceroy Andres Hurtado de Wildoso, a Spanish military officer.

The main structure of the hospital was designed in the shape of a cross, with an alter in the centre.

Other adjacent structures included offices, a pharmacy, a psychiatric ward, as well as a garden and the cemetery.


It was around two years ago that archaeologists began to rediscover the one-hectare complex. The recent excavations have uncovered the incredible finds


Bottles wrapped in cotton wool and protective containers and plate/bowl fragments were among the collection uncovered from the Lima hospital


Excavations at the location began 20 years ago and uncovered evidence of the cemetery, as well as the remains of a 19th-century fountain, an early colonial trash pit and a vaulted structure.

But the 42 bodies have been unearthed only after several months of recent excavations at the site of downtown Lima.

Two years ago, archaeologists began to rediscover the one-hectare complex, which is on a bustling street near a police station and a costume shop.
Source: Daily Mail

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Odewaleadesoye(m): 9:00pm On May 30
Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Hashabiah: 9:00pm On May 30
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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Seezion: 9:03pm On May 30
Wonderful discovery

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Malory: 9:09pm On May 30
This reminds me of Ife vs Modakeke war

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Stargangz: 9:13pm On May 30
'The Mummy Returns'

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Uprightness100(m): 9:27pm On May 30
What a Discovery!

Ladies and Gentlemen Hear this,
Dying of syphillis, gono, Malaria , Cancer or whatever is not a big deal.
The big deal is to Depart this Earth without JESUS Christ. It is not Palatable at all at all. Infact that is the worst thing that could befall anyone

In all we do, there is need to Ensure that we have a Genuie relationship with JESUS Christ. This is what really matters.

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by LoveTalk(f): 9:35pm On May 30
Odewaleadesoye:

Source: Daily Mail

Cc: lalasticlala
Mynd44
Seun
Wow!
So, I will also become like this one day?

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Aidejay(m): 9:51pm On May 30
Malory:
This reminds me of Ife vs Modakeke war
Sit this one out, it's not about Tinubu. Your brain can't handle it. grin

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Aidejay(m): 9:55pm On May 30
Why are they digging up dead bodies?

Skeletons!

It's pointless!

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by sotall(m): 11:44am On May 31
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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by AmazingELixir: 11:45am On May 31
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Dead people cannot rest peacefully anymore in their graves because of Archaeologists.

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Akwootoo(m): 11:45am On May 31
Damn it
Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by wolesmile(m): 11:45am On May 31
Why can't these archeologists allow the dead rest in peace...

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Maxikenna: 11:45am On May 31
Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Skillsnigeria: 11:46am On May 31
Hmmm
Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Beremx(f): 11:46am On May 31
Allow the dead to Rest In Peace. What do they want to do with the skeletons?
Oyibo people sef

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by chukwuibuipob: 11:46am On May 31
sad how dey take knw who died from konji

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by EmperorHadrain: 11:46am On May 31
Reminds me of a hidden cemetery discovered recently that was used to bury US GIs fighting in Europe who succumbed to Syphillis that they contracted before the war.

The US govt deliberately allowed men suffering from the disease to enter combat so as to rape German women and girls and infect them with the then incurable syphilis .

Jewish doctors screening drafted soldiers allowed those suffering from STDs to go to the war front for the sole reason of infecting German and European women with the disease.

The cemetery in question was close to a monastery which was converted to a hospice to house these syphilitic GIs who had succumbed to the disease and began showing mental problems.

But the saddest part of this story is how the relatives of the GIs sent to this hospice where informed that their relatives had long being killed in action. Some of these guys lived up till the late 50's and where housed in degrading conditions and served as guinea pigs in studying the disease progression.

AmeriKKKa is pure evil.

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by crossfm: 11:46am On May 31
This na small thing,go to benue state you will see hundreds who died during our darling daddy's tenure.

Make una live us alone with foreign wahala,our own wahala over here na pro max.

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by ngBuild: 11:46am On May 31
This could pass as a work of Art, I like it

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by oladipuposadeeq(m): 11:47am On May 31
Aidejay:

Sit this one out, it's not about Tinubu. Your brain can't handle it. grin
grin

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by oluwaseyi0: 11:48am On May 31
Uprightness100:
What a Discovery!

Ladies and Gentlemen Hear this,
Dying of syphillis, gono, Malaria , Cancer or whatever is not a big deal.
The big deal is to Depart this Earth without JESUS Christ. It is not Palatable at all at all. Infact that is the worst thing that could befall anyone

In all we do, there is need to Ensure that we have a Genuie relationship with JESUS Christ. This is what really matters.

See this one ooo grin

The incidents are over 500 years ago, I'm sure you are disappointed to learn that natural disasters and diseases are part and parcel of planet makeup and not endpoint sorry endtime

If it can happen years ago and it's not endtime why should the current less severe ones have any undertone except to a brainwashed and deranged fellow

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by seunny4lif(m): 11:48am On May 31
By year 3000, this people will not allow someone to rest in peace as they will dig person out and display person naked for amusement park or Museum angry

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Re: Skeletons Of Over 40 People And Some Who Died Of SYPHILIS Found In Peru (Photos) by Ykc2(m): 11:48am On May 31
If ogun state miners know where Peru dey dem go hammer ooo

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