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.
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.
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