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Tomb From Peru’s Churajón Culture Discovered

Friday, March 28, 2014

AREQUIPA, PERU—Peru’s Ministry of Culture has confirmed to Peru this Week that a pre-Inca tomb from the Churajón culture has been discovered by workers in the building where the Nobel Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa was born. The building is being converted into a museum that was expected to be completed in April. Four pots helped archaeologists identify the tomb. Officials have yet to decide if the tomb will be opened to the public as part of the museum.