Forgot your password? | Register Here

New Club Fellow makes first-ever discovery of Wari noblewoman’s tomb

After months of careful excavation, the Polish-Peruvian archaeological team led by Dr. Milosz Giersz FI’13 uncovered the first ever Wari Noblewoman’s tomb at Castillo de Huarmey on the Peruvian Northern Coast. Undiscovered for over a millennium, this mausoleum offers unique insights into Wari culture not only through the importance of women in the tomb, but also through the tomb’s pristine condition. Remarkably, it was never found by looters allowing the excavation team to document over 1,300 artifacts ranging from gold and silver jewelry to Noblewomen and their human sacrifices…

Recently, Dr. Giersz and his team’s discovery were featured by Archaeology, the official magazine of the Archaeological Institute of America as one of the Top 10 Discoveries of 2013.

You can also learn more about Dr. Giersz work by clicking here
(Photo courtesy of Patrycja Przadka Giersz)

Published by : EC Staff

Bookmark and Share

Back to top
The Explorers Club ®, World Center for Exploration ®, The Flag and the Seal are registered trademarks of The Explorers Club. Use by others is strictly prohibited. Photographs appearing on this website are used by permission and may not be copied or re-used in any manner.

Background image photography courtesy of members Christoph Baumer, Neil Laughton, Matt Harris and Don Walsh's image of the Bathyscape Trieste