Lima. May 22 (ANDINA). Peruvian archaeologists discovered 17 pre-Hispanic tombs. reminiscence of the Chimu and Chimu-Inca (ca. 1100 - 1500 AD). two of which belonged to nobles of the past.
According to Juan Martinez Fiestas. head of the team of archaeologists. the discovery was made in the archaeological site of Jotoro. located in Lambayeque region. and involves 17 funerary contexts. of which seven have already been unearthed. El Comercio daily reported.
The researchers turned their attention to two tombs whose shape approximates that of the letter 'L'.
'Tombs involve burial-chambers that house human remains encased in cane coffins with fine ceramic objects. cotton sheets and Spondylus shell ornaments.' the local newspaper said.