December 5, 2023



Blood found on ancient gold mask unearthed from Sicán tomb reveals rituals of the elite

Study Finds

December 18, 2021

OXFORD, England — The pre-Inca Sicán society, which thrived from the 9th to 14th century was a major civilization in Peruvian history. The Sicán lived in the northern region of current Peru on the coast. Nearly 1,000 gold artifacts were placed in the graves of the aristocracy throughout the height of the culture from about 900–1,100 AD. One finding in particular is now believed to shed light on rituals and practices of the elite members of the society.

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