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The religious-funerary precinct of Batan Grande, the presumed center of the Sican kingdom, comprised many stepped pyramids and temples built on platforms. Archaeologists recently excavated a temple platform, Huaca Loro, where, almost forty feet below the ground, they found the tomb of a mighty Sican lord laid to rest with all the trappings of his power and wealth. His face was covered by a sheet-gold mask painted with bright red cinnabar. It had earspools with filigree work similar to these attached to its "ears."
Peru

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0800 - 1099
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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