Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fresh Inca treasures unearthed as discovery of nine tombs in Peruvian Andes is hailed as 'the most significant since Machu Picchu


It could force historians to reconsider the origins of the mighty Inca empire.

Archaeologists have discovered and excavated nine tombs in Peru from the pre-Hispanic Wari civilisation, the Peruvian government said yesterday.

The finding in the southern Cusco region suggests the Wari, who flourished in the Peruvian Andes between 700 and 1200 AD, may have controlled areas where the Inca empire later flourished.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1360529/Discovery-tombs-Peru-shines-new-light-Inca-empires-origins.html#ixzz1FD15qOIq

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