Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a sundial, an underground tunnel and a reception room in a complex dating back to the Wari civilization. The newspaper El Comercio reported this on Sunday.
One of the relics is believed to be the precursor of the Inca sundial, while the 18 white-painted niches in the walls could have ancestral mummiesthe head of the excavation, Joseph Ochatoma, told the newspaper.
Ochatoma adds that the reception room is shaped like the letter ‘D'And is surrounded by platforms.
The discovery was made a few months ago but it was only released recently.
The complex, located in the Andean region of Ayacucho, was discovered in 1931. The first excavation began in 1942 but was cut short by the lack of budget.
Now, archaeologists from the National University of San Cristóbal de Huamanga are inspecting the area for get more information about the Wari civilization dating from between the years 600 and 1100 after Christ, says Ochatoma.
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