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New Moche tomb is found in Huaca Rajada, Sipan

A team of archeologists discovered a tomb of a moche noble at the archeological complex of Huaca Rajada, probably a personage from the moche royal class as he presents similar characteristics to those found with Moche King “The Lord of Sipan”, the woman Priest and the man Priest.

This moche man used to be 1.65 m tall, was 30 y.o., was enveloped in a textil, spolied by humidity and time, east-oriented skull, from which the sun raises up, and west-oriented feet and was buried with fine ceramic whose tomb might have been dug around 2 thousand years ago.

As offering, there is an perfectly finished owl vesel, which highlights that at their begining, Sipan already had amzing artist quality of ceramic and metal objects. We should remember that owls represent the bird of wisdom in old cultures.

Researches are in the first layers of excavation at the funeral platform, the deepest and oldest in Huaca Rajada, where there can be seen also, gilded cooper objects. Although there is a lot to be excavated in a duty that could take up to 3 to 4 more months, problably getting to, maybe, uncover gold.

“Due to the depth of the site (11.5 m underground), ventilation and lights are being used to heat up humidity”, “Ground movements must be milimetricly calculated otherwise, we can lose evidence like rests of feathers that there could be. There are also, a porra, beads part of a bracelet and round his neck”, Director of the Sipan Archeoogical Project Luis Chero, mentioned.

He also emphasized, that due to historical richness that exists in Huaca Rajada, “there is investigation job for eight generations of archeologists”

“What we have done with Dr Walter Alva has just been to preserve archeological patrimony of Huaca Rajada for next generations, we keep reconstructing history, cultural identity of Lambayequian people” he stated.

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New Findings In Chiclayo Lambayeque – Perú

Hello World! – Very happy because lately new findings are taking place here in my hometown, actually in my “Departamento de Lambayeque”. Like yesterday, while cleaning my bedroom, listening to the radio (broadcasting from Lima, the capital) they were announcing to the whole country, a new discovery in Lambayeque: The finding of 10 skeletons of sacrificed people who belonged to the Lambayeque Culture and date back to 900 A.C. approximately.

Why is this so important? Because now there is evidence to be analyzed an determinate or get a closer view to the time when this civilization was living, 200 years after the Moche collapse. So far, it seems like these people were so severe when it came to offer sacrifices to their god,  a god thirsty for blood and hungry for bodies.

The team leaded by Peruvian Archeologist Carlos Wester La Torre got really shocked when they all saw rests of a fetus’ jaw among the ribs of a sacrificed pregnant woman. 

A month ago, it was so unbelievable to watch on the news the finding of another Moche Priest-Warrior, this time, in Ucupe (Southern Chiclayo) as a result of reseach leaded by Moche-Expert Canadian Archeologist Steve Bourget. Now we talk about The Lord of Ucupe and dispite he is not as rich as the Lord of Sipan, he’s got many golden pieces and many golden copper and copper peaces too, beautiful stylish golden copper crowns. I guess they will have to build up a site museum there in Ucupe which is actually a small town, or maybe take the body of this old Moche Priest (200 A.C.) to the new site museum built in Huaca Rajada – Sipan. Very exciting, more evidences too!

In May 2007, a team of Peruvian archeologists leaded by Luis Chero Zurita found a new tomb called “tomb 14”, at the Archeological Complex of Huaca Rajada – Sipan (Chiclayo – Peru), and it happened 10 years after the finding of the Lord of Sipan, the Moche King… But, at the same time, same month, in a nearby area, Dr. Alva, the same Peruvian Archeologist who found the Lord of Sipan was finding a very old mud-break temple (2000 B.C.) nowadays called “the temple of the captive deer” as  it was what they found there: a 4000 year-old mural about a deer trapped in a net, in very well conditions, in colors like yellow, white and black. This temple belongs to an area called Ventarron and is located on the way to Sipan. Dr Alva thinks they are in front of the real mother culture from which the old pre-incas ones were born from.

Great for Peruvian archeology and history and also for tourism in our region, in our country. You are all invited to visit Lambayeque, to visit Peru.

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