PHOTOS: Ancient "King of Bling" Tomb Revealed in Peru

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Completely uncovered in June 2008, the Lord of Ucupe seems to stare out from beneath one of seven gilded crowns buried with him 1,500 years ago in northern Peru at what is now the Huaca el Pueblo archaeological site. Flanking his skull are two silver ear spools, which would have been placed inside his hugely distended earlobes.

Just under the lord's body was that of another man. To his side in the tomb were a pregnant woman and a man, also stacked.
—Photograph courtesy Dr. Steve Bourget
 
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