2000-year old Peruvian funeral shroud reveals mastery of Paracas artisans

June 18, 2014 12:52 PM

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A small sample of a Paracas textile product. A funeral shroud (not pictured) was also found showcasing the abilities of ancient Paracas craftsmen.(Photo : Mike Peel)

A Peruvian funeral shroud from 2,000 years ago shows the great skill and ability of ancient artisans in the region. The fragile textile was displayed to the press on 16 June during its transport back to Peru from Sweden. It was brought to Europe from South America 80 years ago, smuggled in by a dipl...

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