February 20, 2019

Very Large Inca Tomb Uncovered North of Lima.

Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered the tomb of an Inca noble at the Mata Indio site north of Lima dated to 1500 CE.

Five adults and four children look to have been sacrificed to accompany the noble. The children were placed beneath the stone floor on an axis. Spondylus shells were also used as burial offerings. Despite the fact that the tomb has been looted several times, the looters left behind a number of vases. The tomb is very large, 645 squre feet, the biggest uncovered in Lambayeque so far.

Ifiscience has the report here with photos.
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/noble-inca-tomb-containing-the-bodies-of-sacrificed-children-uncovered-in-peru/

And here is a YouTube video of the find;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y-9zIpo-EQ

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http://mikeruggerisancientandeannews.tumblr.com

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