Lord of Sipan: Spiderman

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Pre-Inca Spiderman: One of the most spectacular item found in the tomb of the "Old Lord of Sipan" was a necklace composed of ten gold beads, each depicting a spider in the center of its web with a body in the form of a human head.

Four tombs have been found in Sipan's Huaca Rajada, near the coastal city of Chiclayo. The huaca is a mausoleum built by the Moche culture that ruled the northern coast of Peru from the time of Christ to 700 AD, centuries prior to the Incas.

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