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;

https://www.livescience.com/63940-wooden-idols-peru-archaeology.html

And Ancient Origins has more photos here;
https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/chan-chan-statues-0010889

Mike Ruggeri’s Sican/Chimu Era Peru
http://mikeruggerissicanchimu.tumblr.com

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

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