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New pre-Inca tombs and Mochica temple found

Archaeologists discovered 14 pre-Inca tombs and a Mochica temple dating back to around 4,000 years ago in the region of Lambayeque.

Walter Alva Alva and Edgar Bracamonte Lévano found 14 tombs at Bola de Oro-El Triunfo with a majority of them belonging to the Sican or Lambayeque cultures and the rest from Moche and Chimu periods, reports El Comercio.

A Lambayeque tomb was found with interesting items including a gold piece that would be an epilator (item used to remove hair). The gold piece was made with a representation of Naylamp and the the traditional mask of winged eyes. Read more.