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Peru’s foremost archaeologist Walter Alva is in critical condition and family calls for prayer chain

Renowned archaeologist Walter Alva, discoverer of the tombs of the Gods of Saipan, is in poor health and is currently admitted to the Aviva Clinic, where he is recovering slightly. His relatives asked all his followers, friends and all Peruvians to pray for his speedy recovery.

Till a few hours ago, his health had worsened, for which he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the said clinic, but luckily he managed to get out of this situation.

As it turned out, his family said that this archaeologist, who left great discoveries for the country and despite his long career, receives only a pension of $ 200 from the Peruvian state. He hopes that the government and the Ministry of Culture can help him financially during his illness.

Lord of Sipan

The Lord of Sipan was an ancient Mochica ruler of the 3rd century, a culture that dominated the north of ancient Peru. His remains were discovered in July 1987 by a Peruvian team of archaeologists led by Walter Alva and Luis Chero Zurita.

The discovery marked an important milestone in the archeology of the American continent because, for the first time, a royal burial from the pre-Inca Peruvian civilization was found intact and without traces of looting. The wooden coffin in which he was buried was the first of its kind found in the Americas and revealed the magnificence and majesty of the only ancient Peruvian ruler and warrior found to the date of its discovery, whose life dates back to the year 250 AD. passed around

It was discovered in the Sipan city of Chiclayo (Lambayac), an annex of Saltur in the Zana district; It belonged to the Mochica culture that worshiped the god Ipac as the main deity, and they also worshiped the sea and the moon.

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