Friday, 19 July 2013

Major Archaeological Discovery in Lima Peru

With the recent discovery of the 1,200-year-old "Temple of the Dead" burial chamber at El Castillo de Huarmey, history enthusiasts have yet another reason to put Peru on their global map.

Filled with precious gold and silver funeral offerings, as well as the ancient remains of 63 Peruvians, the significant discovery is the first unlooted tomb of the ancient South American Wari civilisation from 700 to 1,000 A.D.

The extraordinary tomb provides an intriguing insight into pre-Incan culture, with more than 1,000 artefacts uncovered in the space, including gold and silver jewellery, bronze axes and gold tools.

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