Inca Llama Carving Recovered From Depths of Lake Titicaca
In the 15th or 16th century, members of the Inca civilization fashioned a stone box filled with sacred offerings and dropped it deep into Lake Titicaca. It remained there, undisturbed, for some 500 years.
Researchers found the stone box, made of a local volcanic stone called andesite, on a reef about 18 feet below the surface, reports A.R. Williams for National Geographic. Its concave offering cavity was sealed with a round stone plug and coated in sediment, suggesting the container hadn’t been disturbed since it was lowered into the lake centuries ago.
Inside, the team found a small, coral-colored figurine of a llama made from the shell of a rare spiny oyster. Also present was a rolled, paper clip-sized cylinder of gold sheeting that may be a miniature replica of a chipana, or bracelet …read more:
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