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omb of pre-Colombian noble discovered in Peru

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:19 AM
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Peruvian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of an ancient pre-Colombian lord buried with gold and silver ornaments in coastal northern Peru, one of the researchers said.

The 1,100-year-old tomb in the Lambayeque region of northern Peru belonged to a noble from the Sican culture, said Carlos Elera, director of the Sican Archeology Project.

The noble was buried “sitting on a litter, with a mask, crown and several gold and silver objects that show his high rank,” Mr Elera said by telephone from the city of Chiclayo.

Important pre-Colombian people were routinely transported on litters until the practice was banned by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

The tomb, which was in an excellent condition, was discovered two weeks ago in the Lambayeque’s Bosque de Pomac historical sanctuary. Mr Elera said the find was “of great importance” because it was closely linked to a large pyramid nearby known as Las Ventanas (The Windows).

The Sican culture flourished between the years 750 and 1375, and reached the peak of its power between the years 900 and 1,100.

Archaeologists say they paid homage to the Lord of Sican, the most important deity in northern Peru.

Around 1375 the Sican peo-ple were conquered by the Chimu kingdom, which in turn was conquered by the Incas.


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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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It seems like lately more and more of these ancient places are being found.
I dont get it, why suddenly now.

I remember that in the past year, we had like 5 more of these cases. Tombs being discovered and all.
But nonetheless it is cool to see, that the puzzle of the past is getting whole again.

Soon history can be rewritten



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Well it could simply be because all of the known areas have been picked over already and now many are venturing into new areas of research & exploration?


S & F
thanks for posting the new discovery.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by TribeOfManyColours
It seems like lately more and more of these ancient places are being found.
I dont get it, why suddenly now.


In the past, there wasn't much interest in this sort of thing. Archaeology only became a science in the 1800's -- before that, there was some interest by nobles in "curio collecting" and before that, it was "junk." Temples were torn down and reused (houses built with their stones and so forth.)


I remember that in the past year, we had like 5 more of these cases. Tombs being discovered and all.
But nonetheless it is cool to see, that the puzzle of the past is getting whole again.


Some of it is due to better satellite imaging technology allowing us to see earth changes that suggest the presence of older buildings. But there's not as much as could be -- archaeologists are notoriously underfunded.


Soon history can be rewritten


History is ALWAYS being rewritten! If it wasn't, you would have been learning that our current president is Woodrow Wilson and that we were about to go to war with "The Allies (the Triple Entente)" against the "Central Powers." Nothing would be written about Stephen Hawking's history of time, and no mention of Albert Einstein would appear anywhere.

We're lucky that it IS always being rewritten!



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