Archaeologists discover 1000 year old Wari mausoleums in Ayacucho

Thursday February 13, 2014
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The Wari Empire was a pre-Inca civilization, which extended the most between 600 and 800AD: they established their rule over the south-central Andes and coastal area of what is nowadays Peru.

The capital was the previous city Wari, located at 11km of the present-day city Ayacucho, the capital of the central Andean region Ayacucho.

Their power came to an end around 1000AD.

Since 2012, archaeologists are working on a Wari complex in this region. They belief they discovered now 1000-year old tombs of this culture.

According to archaeologist Martha Cabrera, who has been investigating Wari sites for over 10 years, specialists revealed two underground galleries at the complex, which are about 15 and 8,5 meters long.

These complexes were probably collective burial sites for the nobility of the Wari society.

Apart from these mausoleums, they uncovered as well a six-meter long stone table and the remains of about 60 people.

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