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 Ceremonial Temples 4,000 Years Old Found in Peruvian Jungle 
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LIMA – A team of Peruvian archaeologists have discovered two ceremonial temples more than 4,000 years old in Peru’s northern jungle, which makes them the most ancient in the country and identifies them with the Bracamoros culture, the daily El Comercio said on Saturday.

On both sites were found 14 burial vaults that typically contain the skeletons of newborns and adolescents placed there as offerings at different times in the course of the 800 years these buildings were in use, the newspaper said.

The Bracamoros culture occupied part of the current Ecuadorian province of Zamora Chinchipe and the Peruvian regions of Amazonas and Cajamarca, where the temples were found, the daily said.

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Olivera told the newspaper that “we are standing before one of the first civilizations of Peru.” :clap

Read more here: http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=367031&CategoryId=14095

This article has photos: http://enperublog.com/2010/09/20/peru-rewrites-history-books-once-more-with-ancient-archaeological-find/

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