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Ancient shell llama offering found in lake Titicaca

August 5, 2020 - General

A llama carved from a spondylus shell and a cylindrical laminated gold foil object were the contents of a carved stone box — an offering — found at the bottom of Lake Titicaca, according to researchers from Penn State and the Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. The offering, found near an island in the lake, was not located where others had found offerings in the past.

Stone box with carved shell llama and rolled gold foil…

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Source: archeo

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