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.