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Discovery sheds lights on ancient hierarchy

09-04-2010 10:41 BJT

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And in South America Peruvian archaeologists have discovered the remains of three ancient elites believed to have been buried more than 1,600 years ago in northern Peru.

The remains are of an adolescent believed to be male about 13-years-old, a woman, and a man who still remains largely underground.

The three are thought to belong to the Mochica community that ruled the northern coast of Peru from the first to the eighth century A.D.

The adolescent, buried in a coffin made of cane, was surrounded by vessels and offerings including peanut remains and figures representing peanuts as well as copper offerings.

In the ancient culture, small nuts represented life after death, according to the archaeologists.

The historically significant find was discovered by Peru's Walter Alva who had previously discovered the tomb of the Great Lord of Sipan.

Sipan's discovery in 1987 is one of the most significant finds in the area and the recent finds are believed to outdate him adding to their importance in understanding the hierarchy of the ancient culture.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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