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Peru: Archeologists in Peru unveil the face of the Lord of Sipan01:23

Peru: Archeologists in Peru unveil the face of the Lord of Sipan

Peru, Lima
September 22, 2016 at 11:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Archeologists unveiled a 3D reconstruction of the Great Lord of Sipan, the ruler of the Mochica culture [50 AD and 700 AD], whose remains was discovered in 1987, in Lima, Wednesday.

Scientists and archeologists from Brazil produced a 3D reconstruction of the Great Lord of Sipan, following a long process of forensic tests on the remains of the leader. It is the first time that the ruler's face has been seen in 12 centuries.

Brazilian Scientific Project Manager of Sipan Cicerio Moraes explained, "It is a unique project, it is a project that is not only important for America but for the world as it is one of the biggest finds in the history of mankind."

Archeologist Walter Alva, who led the presentation, made the ground breaking discovery of the 2,000 year old mummy of the Great Lord of Sipan in 1987. His discovery is heralded as an equivalent to the finding of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

The Mochica civilisation existed between 50 AD and 700 AD in Northern Peru. They were an agricultural based society and are renowned for their sophisticated culture including elaborate jewelry, pottery and ceremonies.

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Archeologists unveiled a 3D reconstruction of the Great Lord of Sipan, the ruler of the Mochica culture [50 AD and 700 AD], whose remains was discovered in 1987, in Lima, Wednesday.

Scientists and archeologists from Brazil produced a 3D reconstruction of the Great Lord of Sipan, following a long process of forensic tests on the remains of the leader. It is the first time that the ruler's face has been seen in 12 centuries.

Brazilian Scientific Project Manager of Sipan Cicerio Moraes explained, "It is a unique project, it is a project that is not only important for America but for the world as it is one of the biggest finds in the history of mankind."

Archeologist Walter Alva, who led the presentation, made the ground breaking discovery of the 2,000 year old mummy of the Great Lord of Sipan in 1987. His discovery is heralded as an equivalent to the finding of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

The Mochica civilisation existed between 50 AD and 700 AD in Northern Peru. They were an agricultural based society and are renowned for their sophisticated culture including elaborate jewelry, pottery and ceremonies.

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