Archaeologists have unearthed a mass burial site containing thousands of Inca mummies, in a shanty town near to the Peruvian capital, Lima. So far they have discovered 2200 mummies, from all different walks of life, and they say the figure could well reach ten thousand by the time excavations are complete.

The mummies are believed to have been buried between 1480 and 1535 when the Inca still ruled South America, before the Spanish Conquistadors came along and buggered everything up by declaring the process of mummification a pagan ritual.