Lima, Peru /
Archaeologists of Peru Discover a pre-Hispanic fresco more than 3,200 years ago, in a ceremonial center that was partially destroyed by farmers in North Peru.
“By chance, we found a mural that is more than 3,200 years old in Huaca, before the Spaniards, and it is located on farmland in the La Libertad region,” archaeologist Ferrin Castillo told AFP.
“The mural with the image of a spider with a knife is located in a building about 15 meters in diameter and 5 meters in height from the hawaka,” Castillo said.
The painting is on a white background and features ocher, yellow, gray and white graphic designs.
“One of the evidences for this archaeological structure is that its location is strategic because it is close to the river. And the iconography that we observe with the naked eye, because investigations have not been conducted yet, that it was a temple dedicated to the water deities” Archaeologist Rigolo Franco, known for finding the funeral package of Our Lady of Cao, told Andina , Which has been alerted to the emergence of the mural.
The discovery was made by chance two weeks ago in an agricultural field in the Valley of the County of Vero, the region of La Libertad, about 500 kilometers north of Lima.
In the field, with the support of machinery, farmers planted avocados and sugarcane, destroying part of the heritage.
“We asked the Ministry of Culture to intervene, but with the spread of the epidemic, it became difficult,” Castillo said.
The Cupisnique culture, discovered by Raphael Larco in 1930, was developed during the Formative Age, three thousand years ago. It was developed in the Virú valleys and in the Lambayeque region.
The spider is a typical god of the Copisnik and frequently appears in their stone cups and plates. The image is related to fertility.