Two Chavin gargoyles found in Chaupimarca, Pasco

archaeologicalnews:

Two stone gargoyles associated with the pre-Hispanic Chavin culture have been discovered on a the town wall of Chaupimarca, in Pasco.

The two heads stand about 40 centimetres high and weight an estimated 100 kilograms apiece.

El Comercio reports that the artefacts were discovered by local environmentalist Rodolfo Rojas Villanueva, with the organization Patria Verde sin Fronteras–PVF. Mr Rojas Villanueva said one of the heads was found with a nail embedded in it.

“This finding is very important; it suggests the Chavin culture may originated in this part of Peru,” said Mr Rojas Villanueva. Read more.

History found in plain sight?! 😉

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