Bolivian archaeologists unearth ritual pieces

Bolivian archaeologists have unearthed ritual pieces

Location: Tiwanaku, Bolivia

These ceremonial vases, knives, and metal works

belong to the lost Tihuanacota civilization

who inhabited the region from 300 BCE to 1200 CE

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARCHAEOLOGIST, CARLOS LEMUZ, SAYING:

"The pieces that were found last year are an important discovery in the Kalasasaya area. They are very special because they were found in an area that was apparently for rituals. It is probably linked to aspects of offerings or the thinking of the pre-Hispanic mainly 'Tihuanacota' civilization."