November 8, 2018
Mysterious Wooden Idols Uncovered at the Chimu Site of Chan Chan in Peru
Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered 19 hand carved wooden idols with clay masks in wall recesses in an adobe corridor at the Chimu site of Chan Chan in Peru, They are dated at 1250 CE. Murals of waves and landscapes, and animal images are painted above them, including a cat or lunar animal. It probably served as an entryway into a plaza.
Each idol is unique. Some carry a scepter
Live Science has the report here;
And Ancient Origins has more photos here;
Mike Ruggeri’s Sican/Chimu Era Peru
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