Tiahuanaco tomb found in Peru

The Tiahuanaco people lived in southern Peru and parts of Bolivia. They are not very well known, but a new discovery in the Tambo Valley in Peru is shedding some light on the South American culture.

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A tomb was discovered by a team of archaeologists from Wroclaw University in Poland and Universidad Católica de Santa Maria in Arequipa, who were excavating in the area between March and May this year.

Although much of the tomb had already been looted, parts a skeleton as well as some intriguing artefacts were discovered. A funerary bundle and ceremonial ceramic offering are two pieces that are helping researchers find out more about the culture.

The artefacts are dating to approximately AD 600 to AD 800.

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