Photo: "Spider God" Temple Found in Peru



A 3,000-year-old temple found recently in Peru may have been part of an ancient capital of divine worship, archaeologists said in October 2008.

The Collud temple (above, a red outline at the excavation site traces the temple's previous location) also featured a spider deity that served as both a religious and political figure.

Photograph by Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum


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