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11 October 2009
Frieze dated from 5,000 years ago found in Peru

A frieze that would have been sculpted 5,000 years ago, was found at Vichama archaeological complex, some 120km to the north of Lima (Peru), according to archaeologists of the Caral-Supe project. According to a press release, the most notable part of the frieze is one that represents a human hand holding an object like a knife or a spindle. The exposed part of the hand measures 23 x 20 inches, and the instrument is 35 cm long by 20 centimeters wide. The archaeologists think that the frieze might be associated with ceremonial activities, and could probably represent a particular scene or ritual slaughter.

Source: Living in Peru (8 October 2009)

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