Unschooled Kid Experiences the Unveiling of a Mummified Head in Peru [VIDEO]

Unschooled Kid Experiences the Unveiling of a Mummified Head in Peru [VIDEO]
July 21, 2012 Lainie Liberti

So, how often does this happen in a person’s life?

We had offered to help catalog the collections of elongated skulls currently at the Paracas History Museum. Miro and I have made the trip 4 hours south of Lima to the small beach community of Paracas. If you are a reader of this blog, you know that I am very interested in antropology and archeology and somewhat obsessed with the phenomenon of the elongated skulls found here in Peru and other places around the world. One of the aspects of being an unschooling traveling family is that both Miro and I accompany each other as we both pursue our individual interests.

We arrived at the Paracas History Museum prepared to start photographing the skulls. We were greeted by  Brien Foerster who showed us a bag  that was hanging from the door of the museum when he arrived that morning.  As he looked into the bag, he could see there there contained an ancient burial cloth, likely concealing the human  remains of a mummified head. And so we waited for Sr. Juan Navarro of the Paracas History Museum and we witnessed (and filmed) the remarkable unveiling.

Just another day in an unschoolers life.




  1. Laurel and Rhythm-12 12 years ago

    We are looking at your podcasts this morning and came across this one. What an incredible thing to witness! We are a bit surprised that someone just left it at their door! That was so cool:)

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      Lainie Liberti 12 years ago

      We are always so grateful about the wonderful experiences that just seem to happen. That was one of them!

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