10 Unbelievable Discoveries in Peru - Buxrs.com
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From new findings at the world famous Nazca lines, to the mysterious Peruvian VAMPIRE, these are 10 UNBELIEVABLE Discoveries in Peru !
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5. Vilcabamba, Peru
The site of Vilcabamba was founded by the Incas in 1539 and was the last refuge for the Incas until it eventually fell to the invading Spanish Conquistadors in 1572. For a long time, it was fabled as a lost city after it was destroyed. It’s quite the journey to get there so it isn’t exactly on the list of tourist attractions. The Spanish must have had a hard time trying to find it. Anyone with royal blood, men and women, made the journey in order to live in peace. In modern times, the city was eventually rediscovered again in 1892. More explorations here were made in the 1960’s, publishing books on the last and lost city of the Incas. The stone cut marks are made with the same extreme precision as the one in Machu Picchu and were made from Bronze chisels.
4. Wari Tomb
Archaeologists came across an unbelievable discovery in Peru when they found tomb that had been undisturbed for centuries! Within lies the remains of two bodies from the Wari people. One was an adult and the other was a child. Could it be, they were victims of human sacrifice like other civilizations in the Americas? Archaeologists believe yes and that the child was killed and placed next to an adult. The tomb is over 1000 years old and the bodies were wrapped in ceremonial fabric. 10 other artifacts were found and they believe that the adult was most likely a master weaver. They believe the child was killed and was buried as an offering to the adult, and not to the gods.
3. Temple of the Dead
Archaeologists came across an unlooted Wari necropolis in Peru that you see in this photo, full of silver and gold artifacts. The modern day tomb raiders found rare pieces of history dating back from 700-1000 AD, containing the remains of 3 Wari queens and the remains of 60 other people, some which were human sacrifices and som e were actually well preserved. This skeleton here with the cracked skull was believed to be what’s left of a sacrificed human. Archaeologists are scrambling to piece together the bones, like you see here.The Wari tomb is the first of its kind uncovered and it really makes us wonder what else this pre Inca civilization was capable of. You have to wonder why we don’t hear more about these people in the history books. Here in this photo we see some of the golden ear ornaments worn by possibly an ancient queen. This here is a ceramic flask of a Warlord with his eye open displaying his wide body. This goes to show that woman held much more power in this tribe than previously thought.
2. Peruvian Vampires
Archaeologists came across a grizzly ancient discovery and learned more about sacrificial methods of natives in this culture. Six bodies of women were sacrificed in a ritualistic tradition in a secret chamber of this temple. The ceremonies involved creepy costumes, beheading and drinking of their blood. The bodies were then faced towards the Andes mountains that were considered sacred. These were believed to be from the Lambayeque culture, also known as the Sican culture, found along the north coast of peru from 750 AD to 1375. Religious cities of this culture huge temples were constructed with secret sacrificial chambers. Some of the artifacts collected here included ceramic figures that you see in these photos. Other skeletons like this one were found, shielding its eyes, possibly from the horrific ceremony taking place.
1. The Nazca Holes
You may have heard of the Nazca Lines, but have you heard about the mysterious Nazca holes? Strange spiral holes were built in the Peruvian Nazca desert and were known as Puquios. They’re still baffling archaeologists to this day. The holes were constructed to spiral downwards in funnel shape, as you can see from this photo. This could have been constructed in to play a key role in finding water, deep below the surface of the earth. Others believe it was constructed for storage. The region was clearly inhabited by an important civilization but not too much is known about them. The Nazca holes most likely had the capability of changing the entire landscape into lush, flourishing landscape, perfect for agriculture. This sophisticated designed must have had a been crucial for one of the mysterious civilizations that inhabited in Peru.