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Digital Reconstruction Reveals Face and Body of Ancient Peruvian High Priestess

Digital Reconstruction Reveals Face and Body of Ancient Peruvian High Priestess

More than 1,700 years after her lavishly garbed, mummified body was ceremonially buried by the Moche in a royal tomb on Peru’s northern coast,  officials on Tuesday revealed to the world a forensic recreation of the High Priestess of the Huaca Cao.

2,000-year-old Mochica tomb discovered in northern Peru

A team of Peruvian archeologists directed by Walter Alva discovered a 2,000-year old tomb that apparently belonged to a Mochica warrior. “This discovery is very important because the tomb could be one of the most ancient tombs at the Huaca Rajada mausoleum,” said Alva, who led the Lord of Sipán […]

by · August 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Archaeology