Skip to comments.Artifact of Chimu culture found in Machu Picchu
Posted on 10/26/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
An offering featuiring pieces of pottery, stones and a ceremonial pot was found in Machu Picchu Inca citadel during archaeological excavations.
The pieces, which were discovered by experts of Cusco's Regional Directorate of Culture, were found 70 centimeters underground.
According to archeologist Carlos Werner Delgado, the artifacts were left as an offering to the gods of Machu Picchu and Salkantay snowcapped mountain due to the position they were placed underground.
He noted that the pieces would date back to time of Pachacutec, between 1438 and 1470, but the ceremonial pot of Chimu culture would be the oldest one dating back 1000 and 1200.
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Archeological discoveries in Peru appear to be pretty common nowadays. That or they’re getting more publicity. Including your post, there have several recent finds around Machu Picchu. One in the face of a cliff in “plain sight”.
Check out www.peruthisweek.com , they appear to stay on top of such news...plus more.
WTH are you talking about?
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Machu Picchu culture was Incan, Chimu is an earlier culture that developed from the remnants of one of the first dominant cultures in the region, Moche. Chimu culture developed 700 miles from Machu Picchu on the seacoast. This would be like finding a Zapotec artifact in an Aztec tomb.
Who’s yer new friend???
Heh, must be his or her trollin’ turn, here’s another:
The Sojma Cachicata Trek: Unbelievable views and unexplored ruins near Cusco
Ancient offerings - including pottery, stones, and a ceremonial pot - were found in Machu Picchu during an archeological excavation this week, local media reported.
The artifacts are though to have been made in the 15th century, during the time of Inca Pachacutec, and the ceremonial pot is thought to have been made between the 10th and 12th century, during the Chimu period. The remains were found 70 centimeters beneath the ground, El Comercio reported.
I had already caught the other drive by; the reason for my comment. Fess up now, did you yank his tail or pee in his corn flakes on another thread or something? Or worse, insult his prophet??? Could be a jihad ya know... ;^)
Maybe the Incas had their own Antiques Roadshow.
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