Archaeologists Discover the Tomb of a Teenager Buried for Over 1600 Years





Archaeologists have discovered, 16 meters from the tomb of the Great Lord of Sipan, the remains of a teenager belonging to the Moche society who was buried over 1600 years ago in Peru.

The discoverer of the Lord of Sipan, Peru's Walter Alva, explained that eight days ago he proceeded to clean the grave in a hitherto unexplored area in northern Peru.

The tomb is located on the same funeral platform where the Lord of Sipan was found in 1987, one of the most important archaeological achievements of the twentieth century.

This site is located in the village of Sipan in the northern province of Lambayeque, the researchers located the entrance to a tomb consisting of a trench two feet wide and four meters long containing a cane coffin.

Inside the coffin, lay the remains of a teenager, apparently male, 1.35 meters high who would have between 12 and 14 years old, said Alva.

In the absence of definitive research, the remains found date from the fourth century AD or so, a date prior to the death of the Lord of Sipan, he added....



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