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Ancient Wari tombs found in Peru

In what is being hailed as a discovery as important as Machu Picchu, Wari tombs dating back to between the 7th – 12th centuries, have ben found in Peru.

Archaeologists found a y-shaped silver chest plate, a silver mask, two golden bracelets with feline figures and two wooden walking sticks laminated with silver in the tomb of a high-ranking personality dubbed the Lord of Wari.

The tombs are within the archaeological complex of Espiritu Pampa, in the Cuzco district of Vilcabamba, some 1100km south-east of Lima.

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