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3,500-Year-Old Polychrome Reliefs Found In Lima Temple

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: 3,500-Year-Old Polychrome Reliefs Found In Lima Temple Reply with quote

" 3,500-Year-Old Polychrome Reliefs Found In Lima Temple " (The History Blog, 05.06.2017)

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... The stone and mud brick temple’s striking high relief polychrome friezes of mythical beasts appeared stylistically linked to the Chavin culture, and archaeologists believed the Chavin art inspired the Garagay reliefs. ...

... Radiocarbon dating found that the Garagay complex was built around 1800 B.C., was added to and rebuilt multiple times and remained in use until around 800 B.C. That means the early temples and their reliefs predate the Chavin culture, ...

... This January, the team discovered a zoomorphic jaguar-like frieze in the atrium of the main pyramid. In May lead archaeologist Hector Walde announced the team unearthed new high relief polychrome friezes carved on a pilaster in the temple complex’s ceremonial entrance. They are in an excellent state of conservation, with the colors of one of them still brilliant. The figures are large anthropomorphic faces with feline characteristics. Archaeologists have also discovered access stairways connected to the main courtyard of the complex have been discovered as well.

The excavation is scheduled to continue for five years.

Greetings, Lutz.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Lutz thanks for this. It looks beautiful. The site looks like some mayan faces found up north in Central America. I can't wait until they are done excavating.
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