Here we have a characteristic instance of the burials under fragments of thick-ribbed clay vessels
The body is seated in a crouching attitude and wrapped in cerements under one of those capacious earthenware vessels
In a grave scarcely 3 metres deep we see a shapeless mummy pack bound round with a netting of cordage, its cotton wrapping coloured a deep brown with decay.
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Bleached bones, scattered shreds of raiment, bast coverings and cordage used in the careful preservation of the bodies.
The narrow vertical shaft, broadening upwards like a funnel, leads downwards to a burial chamber.
A seaward prospect from the Necropolis, commanding the northern section of Ancon Bay. It is taken from the hills in the south-west corner.
The present illustration will serve not merely to explain the topographic relations, but still more to give prominence to a circumstance calculated to throw light on the importance of Ancon in pre-Spanish times.
The topographical plan figured on Plate 1 comprises a small portion only of the spacious and picturesque Bay of Ancon. A fuller view is given by this plate.
The plan illustrates the topographical relations in connection with the archaeological aim of this work.
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).