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Aug 2, 2013 7:28 PM by RTV

500 year old wall relief found in Peru

PERU - Archeologists in Peru unveiled elaborate new reliefs at an ancient site believed to be over 500 years old.

Since the discovery of the Chimu kingdom near Trujillo a team of restorers have brought an ancient wall back to life.

The scene shows an intricate relief of a squirrel with its young.

Archeologists Henry Gayoso said his team has seen reliefs of various materials.

Once the restoration is complete the wall will be open to the public.

Gayoso said the ancient ruler would meet important guests in the courtyard and greet special guests in the second courtyard where the wall exists.

The Chan Chan archeological site was once home to the former capital of the chimu empire from 900 BCE and stretched from Lima to Ecuador.

The city was at its zenith in the 15th century when it was conquered by the rival Incan empire.

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