June 10, 2015

Three Caral Era Figurines Found in Peru

Three terracotta figurines depicting leaders and a priestess from the Caral civilization have been found in Peru. They date 20 1800 BCE. They were found in a basket of reeds tied with cotton. They were arranged for ,ooking at each other. Two female heads were also found wrapped in tissue, and covered with colored feathers, possibly macaw feathers.

The International Business Times has the most striking photos of these statuettes:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-caral-civilisation-3800-year-old-statuettes-priestess-politicians-discovered-peru-1505386

Mike Ruggeri’s Norte Chico (Peru) World Magazine
http://flip.it/YEMZZ

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Andean News on Tumblr
http://mikeruggerisancientandeannews.tumblr.com

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