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Metal man-shaped artifacts found at Marcahuamachuco fortress - Peru

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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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Isn't it amazing how often we can read about new discoveries in that area of the world?



The cross-legged figures remind me buddha somehow...who knows....


Huamachuco, Jul. 26 (ANDINA). Ten small human-shaped artifacts made of metal and other materials were discovered at Marcahuamachuco fortress in the Sanchez Carrion province, in northern Peru's La Libertad region.

The man-shaped artifacts feature hats, earmuffs and clothing and some of them are sitting cross-legged, said Guillermo Rebaza, head of Unidad Ejecutora NÂș 007 archaeological project.

Archaeologists also unearthed laminated earrings, beads and other ornaments of what is believed to be an offering dedicated to the construction of the first tower in the area known as Las Torres.


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About Marcahuamachuco :




An impressive Peruvian archeological site, Marcahuamachuco, might become the new Machu Picchu relieving pressure on the hugely popular ruins.




posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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More photos here :

elcomercio.pe...
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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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Won't be long before these "hats, earmuffs and clothing" and "sitting cross-legged" becomes... space helmets, ear phones and space suits while sitting cross-legged because they were in space ships. Then there will be accusations of a cover up for non-believers.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Haha....seems too early for that type of comments, they not even know yet to what culture these objects belong. But you are right, this is ATS, won't be a surprise.

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Guillermo Lumbreras, an archaeologist, explains that the style of these pieces features denotes a conventional society in the north, as the Moche. But you may also notice some Recuay influences and some features of Wari.

According to the director of the Executive Unit No. 006, William Rebaza, these findings give rise to a new landscape in the historical process of the area and the relationships established during the Middle Horizon.


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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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Looks fantastic. Is there any estimated time this civilization was around? I don't see dates anywhere yet



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by Philippines
Looks fantastic. Is there any estimated time this civilization was around? I don't see dates anywhere yet


Marcahuamachuco itself seems to be 1600 years old. Regarding the artifacts found, it's not clear yet to which pre-columbian culture they belong, so they are note dated yet. The objects doesn't belong to Inca's culture for sure.

It's important to remember many of this structures were used by different cultures in time and that makes dates difficult to confirm sometimes.



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