“Unexpected” male found amid Moche priestesses’ tombs in Peru
Published on September 21st, 2009 | by Admin0
The tomb contained a wooden coffin decorated with a copper lattice and a gilded mask, sitting on a raised platform. Inside the coffin “is where we find the main object of the burial, and that fellow is a male,” Castillo said.
“After 18 years of excavation in San José de Moro, we were expecting another female,” he added. “But this tends to happen [in archaeology]—expect the unexpected.”