Discovery of Moche Princess Tomb at San José de Moro

We have been following the significant coverage in the past few days of the recent discovery of a tomb belonging to a Moche Princess at San Jose de Moro, Peru.

Copper funerary mask SJDM

The discovery at the ongoing excavation was publicised on National Geographic and El Comercio this week and features and interview with excavators at the site describing the exciting finds including a copper mask (pictured above) surrounding the skeletal remains of the priestess.

San José de Moro is one of the earliest SPI sites to be preserved as a result of a grant to develop the local economy and this locus of cultural heritage. The ancient site was one of the most important cemeteries and ceremonial centers of the Mochica culture.

Advertisements

One thought on “Discovery of Moche Princess Tomb at San José de Moro

  1. Pingback: Ancient Peruvian women archaeological discovery | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s