Ancient tomb belonging to priest found in Peru

STORY: Location: Cajamarca, Peru

Archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old tomb

believed to contain the remains of an important priest

The grave was discovered at the Pacopampa archaeological site

along with exotic objects and musical instruments

[Yuji Seki, Archaeologist]

“The burial is also associated with the Strombus snail that you don’t find in the Peruvian sea but in the Ecuadorian one. They were brought from a faraway place, it could mean this person had a quite important religious power back then.”

Two other tombs have been found at the Pacopampa site

the Lady of Pacopampa and the Serpent Jaguar Priests

dating from the years 700 and 600 B.C.