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

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Dripping with gilded-copper disks, these four thin crowns rested on the Lord of Ucupe's chest for 1,500 years before being excavated in June 2008.

The crowns are among 19 distinct headdresses found in the lord's tomb in northern Peru--an unprecedented find in a Moche burial, said excavation co-leader Steve Bourget.
—Photograph courtesy Dr. Steve Bourget
 
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