MYSTERY A Conversation Piece … (No. 18)

Posted by on 24. Februar 2012
Chimu Beans

These are the beans with a message ...

The message is, that there were written messages. The Chimu Indians of the sandy north of Peru obviously invented a system of communication by putting coded decorations on beans and send them all over the west coast of South America. Which means on the other hand: These indians could write and read! They were not dependent on memory and knot-tying (like the Inca who absorbed the Chimu). The Peruvian ethnologist Rafael Larco Hoyle has studied the beans, not many are left, and found out that putting some beans together, you seem to have had a phrase – a message! The script is lost, no modern Chimu can read the beans. But scientists are working on it …

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