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June 24, 2015

Unique Find of Ancient Metal Vessels in Chachapoyas, Peru

Two ancient metal vessels have been found in Chachapoyas in Peru. This is the first time metal artifacts have been found in this area. They could have been offerings, and will be put on display at the Museum of Chachapoyas.
According to the archaeological team, “the representations on the vessels are of two characters (male and female) carrying headdresses, are dressed in clothes with staggered and geometric designs. In every scene the two characters are joined hands, the bodies are arranged head-profile and feet. There is also a decoration points and notches in low relief that cover the environment the characters.”

Peru This Week has a report with a photo here;
http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-discovery-of-metal-vessels-will-change-the-history-of-chachapoyas-106778

And El Comercio has a more extensive report here;
http://elcomercio.pe/peru/lambayeque/hallazgo-aquillas-cambiara-historia-sobre-chachapoyas-noticia-1820632

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