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Remains of a 21 year-old young man were found. It is thought that he could have been an important governor of the Mochica Elite.
Two thousand years ago, a noble 21 year-old character of the Mochica Elite was buried in the royal mausoleum of what is now the archaeological complex of Huaca Rajada-Sipán. A couple of weeks ago, the study of the remains and ornaments with which he was discovered in “tomb 15” of the aforementioned archaeological complex, revealed that he was the youngest noble yet found. The other governors found in the area died at the approximate age of 40.
This valuable conclusion comes from the scientific analysis carried out by the anthropologist Luis Millones in the funerary context found 11.5 meters in the ground where the mysterious character was found.