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3,000-Year-Old Temple Unearthed in Northern Peru

Friday, November 01, 2013


Peru Lambeque Site

 

LIMA, PERU—Walter Alva, director of the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, has announced the discovery of a 3,000-year-old religious center built by the Chavin culture in the Lambayeque region of northern Peru. Two monoliths were found in the central part of the temple, which may have been dedicated to the water and fertility cult. “We’re thinking that it’s an oracle from the Chavin epoch, with subterranean structures, enclosures and spaces reserved for the Chavin priests,” he said.