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“MYTHICAL” TEMPLE FOUND IN PERU

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Posted by abeodbart January 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

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“A thousand-year-old temple complex (including a tomb with human sacrifice victims, shown in a digital illustration) has been found under the windswept dunes of northwestern Peru, archaeologists say.

The discovery of the complex, excavated near the city of Chiclayo (map) between 2006 and late 2009, has injected a dose of reality into the legend of Naylamp, the god who supposedly founded the pre-Inca Lambayeque civilization in the eighth century A.D., following the collapse of the Moche civilization.

That’s because evidence at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological site indicates the temple complex may have belonged to people claiming to have descended from Naylamp—suggesting for the first time that these supposed descendants existed in the flesh.”

Read more at National Geographic

COMMENTS
January 31, 2010 at 10:31 am
Gary says:

I’m guessing it’s not just me that’s creeped out by the 2 with wigs on…


January 31, 2010 at 10:41 am
MC says:

Hair on skeletons? lol


January 31, 2010 at 11:49 am
Vicki says:

peru is amazing, if you ever get the chance – go!


January 31, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Jess xxx says:

Thank goodness that picture’s only a digital illustration. Archaeologists would be losing sleep trying to figure out why the afro was so popular in ancient times. :D


January 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm
Alan C says:

I loved the five weeks I spent in Peru. Amazing country, friendly people and some amazing sites. I visited several temples/ancient cities whilst there and just wish I could have seen them in their full glory in their heydays. Only thing I didn’t like was the being held hostage in the Japanese Embassy for 2 weeks!


January 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm
spiderabc1 says:

The artical/link says 2 have “original hair”. Not sure how.


January 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm
spiderabc1 says:

The article/link says 2 have “original hair”. I’m not sure how.


January 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Ohww, don´t moan about hair…at least it´s not wearing soulglow-wax…;-)


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