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

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This two-inch (five-centimeter) figurine of a "decapitator"--with blade in one hand and severed head in the other--was found in June 2008 on the Lord of Ucupe's chest.

The sculpture, said archaeologist Steve Bourget, represents "what made a king a king" in Moche culture--the authority to decree human sacrifices and ritual warfare.
—Photograph courtesy Dr. Steve Bourget
 
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