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1,700-year-old body unearthed in Peru

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posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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1,700-year-old body unearthed in Peru


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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.

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posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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The more they unearth in the Meso Americas the more we learn how great the people were and begs the question, what happened?

This stuff is cool

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posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 02:49 AM
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Hooorrraaay for grave robbing!


Sorry, thats just how I feel.



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 03:58 AM
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I swear they found an Aztec Tomb in Mexico City/Tenochtitlan in like 2007. They still haven't entered it.



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 03:52 PM
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Come on, what are the chances that the Aztecs/Mayans just happened to die off? I know that Cortes killed off a vast majority of the population, but don't you think that maybe, just maybe, a cataclysmic event happened forcing them to leave this world in the space craft they documented so much in their texts? There is more to the story than what we know or even comprehend. Just my two cents on the finding of graves in Mexico and South America.



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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It sure looks like something terrible happened to them all. Maybe it was a plague of some sort. They had all of these great civilizations, and I mean high civilization, and then poof! they're gone and the strength of the survivors seems to be at a bare minimum.

Not entirely off of the point, but I once saw a staging of the Opera "Aida" set in the Inca Emprie. If you know the opera, imagine Radames dressed as Atahualpa. At the time I thought it was really cool, but now I look back and wonder if the staging was done by someone who wanted to make the point that as amazing and great as the Egyptians was this South American civilization.

I'm eager to see what else is discovered that can help tell the story of Earth.



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 04:04 PM
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Its all about moving waterways..... alot of these civilizations lived along watersheds, if that water shed was moved or dried up they had to move, could of just been a normal earth water cycle that forced their demise...



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 04:17 PM
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Why is this breaking news?, we have been digging up human remains far older than this so I fail to see the importance of this article.



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