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Peru’s ancient golden mask was painted with human blood

According to a new study, the 1,000-year-old mask found on the head of an ancient skeleton was painted using human blood.

Archaeologists from the Sikan Archaeological Project unearthed a gold mask in the early 1990s while excavating an ancient tomb in Peru. Built around 1000 AD, the tomb belonged to a middle-aged elite man of ancient Sican culture who lived on the north coast of Peru from the 9th to the 14th centuries.

Peru’s ancient golden mask was painted with human blood

https://www.livescience.com/red-paint-blood-gold-mask Peru’s ancient golden mask was painted with human blood

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