Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lambayeque, Peru

I love this postcard. It may sound insane and as if im getting eccentric about the stuff i like, but ive mentioned before that for some reason, cemeteries and memorial centres are appealing to me...tombs as well....they just hide soooooo much behind them...stories, history, lives....probably that *unknown* thing is what gives me the whole thrill...the unexplored...the possibility to play with your imagination about those things, people and places...
The Lord of Sipán is a mummy found in Sipán while the tomb is a Moche culture site in Peru. Some archaeologists hold it to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in this region of the world in the last 30 years, because the main tomb was found intact and untouched by thieves. Four tombs have been found in Sipán's Huaca Rajada, a mausoleum built by the Moche culture that ruled the northern coast of Peru from around 1 AD to 700 AD.
Because of his high rank this ruler was buried along with eight people, apparently his wife and two other women (possibly concubines), a military commander, a watchman, a banner holder and a child. Among the animals a dog was found.
I dont know why there are not many sites that provide information about this...and those that do have an awful English (grammar, syntax etc.) Even the Wikipedia article :(