Archeologists dug through six meters of soil to find what is most likely a ceremonial structure in the shape of a pyramid used 5,000 years ago in Ancash.
Here’s the latest of what is being unearthed at the Sechin archeological site in Casma, Ancash. Not long ago, the team of archeologists in charge found a fossil of a thousand year-old dog. Now, a pyramid-like structure was discovered six meters below the ground.
Andina reports that the archeological team, led by archeologist Monica Suarez, uncovered a structure made out of steps in the central part of the site’s main building. The structure rises 3.2 meters high (at least) and has the width of 5 meters.
The architecture of the structure and other findings uncovered within it leads the team to believe that it was used for ceremonial purposes. Generally, structures with steps in pyramid form were used for ceremonies aimed at attaining higher or elevated levels of spirituality. A skull of an adult and another of a child were also found onsite, along with a body that was dismembered, furthering the researchers’ hypothesis.
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