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1,200-year-old Lambayeque tomb excavated in Peru

A tomb from the pre-Incan Sican era has been unearthed in Northern Peru.

A gold earflap, a silver-plated crown, and some 120 silver and copper ornaments that served as emblems of power, along with 116 pieces of pottery and seashells were found in the tomb.

The tomb was located in a burial chamber some six meters (20 feet) deep in the Chotuna-Chornancap sanctuary near Chiclayo, at the same location where the remains of a Sican priestess were found in October.

“This discovery is very important because we now know one of the elite classes of Lambayeque culture,” said Wester La Torre, speaking from Chiclayo, capital of the Lambayeque region.

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Story: AFP | Photo: AFP

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