The Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva, who also discovered the Royal Tombs of Sipan, confirmed that pre-inca gold pieces were found in Cajamarca. The valuable pieces were in Cutervo and they are going to be taken to Lima to be analyzed and recognized by the Ministry of Culture.
Alva says to RPP that the pieces found are original, very unique and most importantly they are very well preserved. Additionally, he points out that most of the collection is formed by miniature pieces. This fact, makes the archaeologist believe that the area was likely to be the burial of a noble child.
The discovery in Cajamarca was carried out by a group of tourists who traveled to the Ilucan hill during Easter break. They handed 100 metal objects to the Municipality of Cutervo.
The famous archaeologist explained that the gold pieces are part of the era called Middle Horizon. This was a time of great cultural and economic exchange between the Wari culture, Cajamarca and Mochica culture.