Lord of Sipan, important Moche burial site in Peru. The site was being looted but it was stopped and some tombs are restored with replicas to show what the graves looked like 1500 years ago. The treasure trove discovered included gold, silver, copper and semi-precious stones as well as hundreds of ceramic pots which contained food and drink for journey in the after life.. The Mochica leader was buried in all of this finery along with a warrior guard buried alive (with his feet cut off), three women, two assistants and a servant.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- National Geographic Long Road South BOOK FARLOW 04526