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    Default Long Hair from ~200 A.D.!

    I stumbled across a thread talking about the Danish Elling woman's long hair (here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ht=prehistoric), and did a quick search to see if anything came up, but I came up empty-handed. So I'm starting a new thread.

    Last summer my DH and I spent a month in Peru, which I highly recommend, it is an incredible country! While we were there, we visited Chauchilla Cemetery near the city of Nazca (famous for the Nazca Lines historic site). (For more info, check out the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauchilla_Cemetery). There were tombs with the mummified remains of a prehispanic society starting from 200 A.D., and most of these mummies had perfectly preserved long hair. At the time I thought it was neat, but kind of gross. I guess I still do, a little. But they're totally fascinating.

    My DH was editing our photos from the trip to get ready to make a photobook and jokingly said I should share them on my "Long Hair Extremist Forum Thing." Little did he know I would take him seriously.

    Without further ado, I present to you some truly ancient long hair (sorry that my photos are large, I can't be bothered to shrink them down as they were already posted on my travel blog at this size):









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    Wow that's amazing. Love the pictures.

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    Wow that is so cool and interesting!
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    Wow creepy. Especially the foot in the first pic.

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    Default Re: Long Hair from ~200 A.D.!

    Thanks for sharing, CrunchyMama. Very interesting!

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    Very cool! I wonder what their hair care tricks were?
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    I absolutely love these pics ! I don't know why but when I find something I do (tattoos, piercings, long hair, crystals &c) represented in an ancient culture I feel strangely validated
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    She must have never cut her hair in her life for it to be that long. Any idea on how old she was when she died? Or the cause of death? I guess I ought to check out the link you posted!

    Very interesting pictures. Thank you for sharing!
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    Absolutely amazing photos, Thanks for sharing.
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    Really cool! Keep in mind regarding the hair though that hair keeps growing even after the person dies, so therefore the hair might be longer than it originally was when the person was alive.

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