3 Aug. 2013
Archeology students and workers clean the tomb of a priestess of the Moche culture recently excavated and found at San Jose de Moro Archaeological site in Trujillo August 2, 2013.
Researchers and students from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru found the tomb of the priestess of the Moche culture dating some 1,200 years old. The tomb contains the body of the priestess covered in copper plates with seven companions and ceramic vessels pottery. Luis Jaime Castillo, project manager of San Jose De Moro arqueologico site, said a copper headdress and other ornaments found revealled the body to be that of a priestess.The site is a ceremonial and funerary complex located in the north coast of Peru. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY)