Ancient gold and silver artifacts found in Peru

Ninety-two ancient artifacts laced with gold and silver, at least 800 years old, were uncovered by a family out for an Easter stroll. They found the artifacts near an archaeological site.

“We have noted that the objects that are in the municipality now, the majority of of them have details in silver and with some small ones in gold, correspond to miniatures. There are arrows, silver bows, everything made in miniature, shields, arms and even a crown made with a single sheet of gold which does not fit the diameter of an adult’s head. Apparently, it would have formed part of the funerary attire of somebody important, so we deduce that it is either part of an offering in miniature to the gods, or part of the burial of a child or a sacrifice,” said Walter Alva, an archaeologist.

Peru is host to hundreds of archaeological sites that date back thousands of years and span different cultures.