Figure found on mural near site. Among the most colorful pre-Columbian Peruvianlegends is of Naymlap, fearless founder of a centuries-old dynasty thatsupposedly ruled the Lambayeque Valley in northern Peru. Archaeologist Christopher Donnan’s revelations aboutthe legend are detailed in a new 268-page book that was just published by theUCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Chotunaand Chornancap: Excavating an Ancient Peruvian Legend.
Archaeologists from the Czech Institute of Egyptology have unearthed the tomb of a princess of the 5th Dynasty (2494 to 2345 B.C.) in the Abu Sir necropolis 20 miles south of Cairo. Only the antechamber has been discovered so far, b... Read Post
Archaeologists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have discovered the tomb of a woman with no connection to the royal family in Luxor’s Valley of the Kings. This is the first tomb of a non-royal woman ever found in the Vall... Read Post
Archaeologists excavating the thousand-year-old temple complex of Chotuna Chornancap in Lambayeque, northern Peru, have discovered the tomb of an important lord thought to have been an executioner. The tomb was found two weeks ago a... Read Post