Photo: Oldest Temple, Mural in the Americas Found in Peru



Archaeologists work at the clay temple Ventarrón in the northern city of Lambayeque, Peru, on November 10, 2007.

A hidden staircase in the 4,000-year-old temple has revealed what may be the oldest documented mural in the Americas, researchers reported yesterday.

Photograph by Ignacio Alva/Reuters (handout)


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