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Archeologists have unearthed a 1,700-year-old tomb of a leader of the pre-Columbian Moche civilization near Peru's northern coast.
The Canadian-led archeological team found well-preserved human remains, a breastplate, ceramics and jewelry inside the tomb located in Ucupe, 670km north of the capital, Lima.
Wrapped in reeds and decorated with pieces of copper, the body in the wooden sarcophagus suggests the tomb was reserved for nobility.
Among the objects uncovered were gold-colored copper crowns, earrings, nose rings, necklaces made of silver and seashells.
Peru's ancient Moche culture, which flourished in the area during the first millennium AD, was famous for its ceramics, architecture and irrigation systems.