Archaeologists find 277 bronze artifacts in Peru

December 22nd, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Lima (Peru), Dec 22 (ANI): An archaeological research has led to the discovery of 277 bronze artifacts at the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman located on the outskirts of Cusco in Peru.

According to the news agency agencia peruana de noticias, the artifacts were found by skilled workers and professional staff of Perus National Institute of Culture in Cusco (INC).

179 plumbs (cylindrical cone-shaped weights) of different types and 98 nose rings were discovered inside the enclosure No. 06 of the archaeological site of Inkacarcel that, according to preliminary investigations, was a warehouse or qolqa.

The director of the archeological park, Washington Camacho, said that these artifacts were found with decomposed human remains, and burned products such as corn, among others.

He highlighted the importance of this discovery, which would confirm the hypothesis that Incas had different methods of construction used to build their houses, and employed high-quality techniques to control vertical alignments of their buildings. (ANI)

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