October 20, 2022
A possible tomb of a religious leader has been uncovered at the Pacopampa site in Peru dating to 1000 CE. He died at age 25-35 years of age. He was buried with musical instruments and exotic artifacts. The tomb was sealed with a huge rock weighing half a ton. In the tomb, archaeologists found seashell necklaces, malachite beads, and semi-precious stone earmuffs. And they also found pututos or shell trumpets. Strums snails were found imported from far away Ecuador.
The Pacopampa complex has 12 sites within it of great importance. The tombs in the complex are dated to 2,900 years ago.
Ancient Origins has the report here with photos and a video: