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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:04 AM

THE SHOCKINGLY UNSPOILED PERUVIAN TOMB OF THE LORD OF SIPAN, MOCHICAN WARRIOR PRIEST


OCTOBER 2, 2020




The shockingly unspoiled Peruvian tomb of the Lord of Sipan, Mochican Warrior Priest

In 1987, at an archaeological site in Huaca Rajada near Sipán, on the north coast of Peru, an immense complex of unplundered Moche cultural tombs was uncovered. The most famous tombs were held by the Lord de Sipán, a Mochican warrior priest who, as in the area before, was buried amid the sparkling jewels.

Before discovering the famous Moche leader, archaeologists were met by a Guardian – the remains of a man with a copper helmet and a shield. He was buried in a seated position and his feet amputated to prevent him from leaving his seat. At the time, the researchers had no idea of the opulent riches that lay beyond the Guardian.

Eventually, excavators came upon a tomb, a 5m x 5m chamber, still sealed, with a wooden sarcophagus in the centre – the first of its type to be reported in the Americas. Within the coffin, lay the remains of a man dressed in full royal regalia, surrounded by a plethora of dedicatory offerings that were to accompany him in his afterlife.





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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:08 AM

1. Oh, Wow! Great catch, Judi Lynn! ❤ nt

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Sun Nov 8, 2020, 09:25 AM

2. Thank you so much for sharing this fascinating find!

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