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15th century Chimú tomb found in Peru

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A Chimú tomb from the 15th century has been found at the Samanco archaeological complex in Peru.

Archaeologists working at the site of an ancient town in the coastal desert of northern Peru made a surprising discovery in late August—a multichamber tomb from the much later Chimú culture that held the remains of at least four noble musicians and weavers.

Two human sacrifices, seen in [the above] photo, accompanied the tomb’s elite occupants into eternity.

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Story: A. R. Williams, National Geographic | Photo: Matthew Helmer, NG Grantee

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