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Old 06-28-2013, 08:01 AM
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Amazing find...unlooted royal tomb in Peru

What a find for future study.

First Unlooted Royal Tomb of Its Kind Unearthed in Peru

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It was a stunning discovery: the first unlooted imperial tomb of the Wari, the ancient civilization that built South America's earliest empire between 700 and 1000 A.D. Yet it wasn't happiness that Milosz Giersz felt when he first glimpsed gold in the dim recesses of the burial chamber in northern Peru. Giersz, an archaeologist at the University of Warsaw in Poland, realized at once that if word leaked out that his Polish-Peruvian team had discovered a 1,200-year-old "temple of the dead" filled with precious gold and silver artifacts, looters would descend on the site in droves. "I had a nightmare about the possibility," says Giersz.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:14 AM
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WOW! Maybe the most amazing part is that he apparantly managed to keep it secret from the looters.

Thanks for posting it JP.
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