Found in Machu Picchu and Inca offering Chimu ceremonial pot

Experts from the Regional Directorate of Culture (DRC) of Cusco Machu Picchu found in an offering that would date from the Inca Pachacutec time, between the years 1438 and 1470, and a pot Chimu ceremonial black color, which corresponds to the period between 1000 and 1200.

The discovery was made at 70 centimeters below ground in the courtyard of a wayrana (room with three walls) located between the Plaza, the Temple of the Condor and astronomical sector of Machu Picchu.

Inca's offering consists of a ceramic anthropomorphic pitcher, the lid of a jar aríbalo or conical base and flared mouth, ten accounts (one ore malachite) and a bronze clip between 1.5 and 3 inches.

There are also two ceremonial dishes, four pots, two in good condition and two fragmented.

Archaeologist Carlos Villanueva Delgado Werner told Andina that it would be an offering made to the apus of Machu Picchu and the Salkantay snow, that the orientation in which the offering was placed underground. Excavation work will continue today and tomorrow.

"Later it will be more important discoveries," predicted meanwhile Regional Director of Culture of Cusco, David Ugarte Vega-Centeno.


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