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2010-07-21 13:54:00

A researcher says that Peruvian archaeologists have found the remains of a person believed to be a leader of a key pre-Incan civilization that is over 1,200 years old. Carlos Elera told AFP that the remains from the northern region of Lambayeque are from what some call the Sican culture that flourished in the area between 700 and 1375 AD. Elera said a type of sarcophagus for an adult with a headdress and a feathered eye mask, which are "characteristic of the nobles of the Sican culture,"...

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2008-12-18 08:15:00

Archaeologists exploring northern Peru's Cerro Patapo archaeological site have unearthed the ruins of an entire city, investigators said Tuesday. The discovery was made about 14 miles from the Pacific coast city of Chiclayo. The find, which likely dates to the Wari culture that existed in the area between 600-1100 AD, may provide the "missing link" between two ancient cultures, scientists said.  If the assumption holds true, the discovery would connect the ancient Wari civilization to...

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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...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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