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Ancient Unlooted Royal Wari Tomb Discovered In Peru
2013-06-27 11:55:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of Polish and Peruvian researchers has discovered one of the most remarkable tombs in South America, and despite much excitement, the excavators knew they had to keep it a secret from the public, according to a National Geographic report. The stunning find, an ancient imperial tomb of the Wari, had only first come to light in January 2010 while Milosz Giersz, an archaeologist at the University of Warsaw in Poland, and...

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2011-02-28 06:05:00

Archaeologists have discovered a group of nine ancient Peruvian tombs in the jungles of southern Cuzco province which they say could be as important as the discovery of Machu Picchu. The tombs, belonging to the Wari culture, were found at a long-abandoned city thought to be the last fortification of Inca resistance to Spanish colonial rule. The location of an ancient city in the Espiritu Pampa area means that the Wari civilization, which thrived from the sixth through the 13th centuries,...

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2008-08-27 06:49:12

A mummy was unearthed Tuesday in Peru's Huaca Pucllana ruins, by archeologists who think the findings may have originated with the ancient Wari culture that flourished before the Incas. The tomb also contained the remains of two other adults and a child-who researchers believe was sacrificed.Researchers say the discovery is the first intact Wari burial site at Huaca Pucllana in the capital Lima."We'd discovered other tombs before," said Isabel Flores, director of the ruins. "But they always...

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2006-11-21 18:00:00

By MARTIN MEJIA FERRENAFE, Peru - Archaeologists said Tuesday they have unearthed 22 graves in northern Peru containing a trove of pre-Inca artifacts, including the first "tumi" ceremonial knives ever discovered by archaeologists rather than looted by thieves. The find, which prominent archaeologist Walter Alva called "overwhelmingly important," means that scientists can study the tumi - Peru's national symbol - in its original setting to learn about the context in which it was used. "This...

2006-02-07 13:34:38

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The "granddaddy" of Colombia's right-wing militias, who picked up a shotgun to protect his farm from Marxist rebels 29 years ago and now stands accused of drug smuggling, turned himself in to the government on Tuesday. The demobilization of Ramon Isaza and his 990-member fighting force brings to about 22,290 the number of paramilitary fighters that have surrendered their arms countrywide in a government peace accord. Paramilitaries...

2006-01-11 12:24:46

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A court upheld bail for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday after seven weeks of house arrest in one human rights case, but stripped him of immunity from prosecution in another. A three-judge panel of the Santiago Appeals Court affirmed an earlier ruling by Judge Victor Montiglio, who said Pinochet should be released from house arrest, and set bail at $19,000. Montiglio is investigating and prosecuting the case known as Operation Colombo,...


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