posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 08:37 PM
First I want to be sure everybody knows what is Chan Chan :
The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America, Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, five km west
of Trujillo. Chan Chan covers an area of approximately 20 km² and had a dense urban center of about 6 km². Chan Chan was constructed by the
Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The vast adobe
city of Chan Chan was built by the Chimu around AD 850 and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in AD 1470. It was the imperial capital of the
Chimor until it was conquered in the 15th century. It is estimated that around 30,000 people lived in the city of Chan Chan.
Now, regarding the object, it will change the whole game. Lead was supose to be unknown until the spaniard conquistadors came to America, as
ammunition. The object has inlaid siver too.
It was discovered last August. Seems like scientists took their time to make it public, they thought it was made of iridium (from a meteorite), but
just verified what was it really made of.
The object has the shape of a rhombus, sharpened at the ends and widened in the middle, with a height of 10.06 cm, a maximum diameter of 5.03 cm. and
at least 2.04 cm. Weighs 1.550 kilos.
He was found by archaeologists in August Calipuy Liliana and Jose Armas during the work of conservation. Most archaeologists of Chan Chan and the
specialist at the University of Yale, Colin Thomas, agree on the use ritual, magical and religious object.
Now, this discovery will force us to rethink everythink about pre-columbian cultures. I just can't wait to read what you think about it my ATS
edit on 18-1-2013 by Trueman because: (no