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Fire Destroys Years of Research at 4,500-year-old Ventarron Site

Fire Destroys Years of Research at 4,500-year-old Ventarron Site

The Ministry of Culture has requested a criminal investigation into the causes of a fire that has heavily damaged the pre-Inca site of Ventarron, outside the city of Chiclayo on the north coast in Lambayeque. Conservation specialists from the Culture ministry have arrived at the site to assess the damage.  […]

Recovering Antiquities: Golden Moche Bead Returned to Peru

Recovering Antiquities: Golden Moche Bead Returned to Peru

A solid gold ornament in the shape of a monkey head, dating from the 100-800 AD Moche culture of Peru’s north coast, was returned to Peru yesterday by the New Mexico History Museum, at a ceremony in Washington D.C. The gold bead, measuring 4.5cm tall by 7cm wide and most probably once […]

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