Wednesday, March 19, 2014

1500 Year Old Shaman Sculpture Found Guarding Intact Tomb

From The Mail Online

Ancient shaman discovered in Mexican tomb: 1,500-year-old sculpture found guarding bodies in underground shaft

  • The tomb, complete with the figure, was uncovered by archaeologists in the city of Villa de Alverez in Colima, Mexico
  • Six pots of different sizes and human bones were found in the underground burial chamber along with the figure, which measures around 20 inches
  • Few of the statues have been found intact as many have fallen victim to grave robbers in the region
The sculpture has a long face and holds a weapon to guard the shaft tomb which was covered over by slabs of volcanic rock. Six pots of different sizes (pictured) were also recovered

By Sarah Griffiths

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