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Lords of sipan
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Lords of Sipan:A True Story of Pre-Inca Tombs,Archaeology,& Crime-S.Kirkpatrick

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0688103960

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Hardcover

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1st Edition

Publication Year:

1992

Category:

History

Author:

Sidney Kirkpatrick

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1st ed edition

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1st ed edition

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William Morrow & Co

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Lords of Sipan: A True Story of Pre-Inca Tombs, Archaeology, and Crime (Hardcover) by Sidney Kirkpatrick Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: William Morrow Co; 1st ed edition (October, 1992) Language: English ISBN: 0688103960 Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds. List Price: 25.00 "This high-adventure tale of grave robbers, black-market dealers, and intrepid archaeologists will have readers glued to the page. In 1987 grave robbers broke into an ancient pyramid complex in northern Peru and stumbled onto the long-lost treasure of the burial grounds of the Moche empire, a major pre-Incan civilization with a taste for human sacrifice. The site was richer in gold and silver than any other of its kind in the Americas, and the largest of the pyramids covered more than twelve acres, almost as much area as the pyramid at Giza in Egypt." From Publishers Weekly Kirkpatrick ( A Cast of Killers ) engagingly recounts how Peruvian archeologist Walter Alva out-maneuvered huaqueros (grave robbers), international smugglers and governmental interference to successfully excavate one of the richest deposits of pre-Columbian artifacts in South America. Alva, who publicized his discovery in National Geographic , mobilized a depleted local police force, recruited indigenous laborers, ingeniously neutralized community resistance, and raised sufficient funding to painstakingly sift through a Huaca Rajada burial site for evidence of Moche royalty in the coastal valleys of northern Peru, skillfully unfolds this stirring drama of one man's fight to preserve his country's cultural heritage. Photos not seen by PW. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Around midnight on February 25, 1987, local police awoke Walter Alva, inspector general of archaeology for the Peruvian province of Lambayeque along Peru's north coast. The police informed Alva that they had seized a rice sack of artifacts plundered from a local Moche tomb at nearby Huaca Rajada. Thus begins the tale, written like a mystery, of the discovery and excavation of the richest archaeological find in pre-Columbian America. Kirkpatrick follows the trail of the illegal artifacts as they pass from Peru to London and then into the hands of U.S. collectors in California, juxtaposing chapters on the actual excavation. The six-level tomb yielded a remarkable collection of finely crafted objects, large figurines, and beautifully preserved pottery dating from A.D. 100 to 300. Kirkpatrick, whose previous A Cast of Killers (NAL-Dutton, 1992) made the New York Times Best Sellers list, based this mesmerizing tale on interviews with Alva, the Peruvian police, U.S. customs agents and collectors, and the looters themselves. It's a book the reader won't be able to put down. If you liked the Celestine Prophecy, you will love this!!, March 8, 1998 Reviewer: A reader My wife and I have personally been to the Sipan Project at Huaca Rajada three times. We feel that this book should be brought back in print right away!! Except for actually going to Peru, there is very few sources of factual information about this amazing find. The richest 'dig' in our part of the world EVER!! (began 1987). A story that will bring tears to your eyes, hope to your heart and is an awesome adventure tale that will keep you up all night. Find it, read it ... help to share and preserve the Ancient Cultures of our mutual past.(my actual rating is 22). Comments: Brand new book. Mint condition. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages clean, binding tight, cover unmarked Dustjacket, unprice clipped Fine/Near Fine First Edition Hard Cover/Cloth Spine 256pp. Index. 8pp of color photos. Map. Color photographs, maps and architectural diagrams of Huaca Rajada. Endpapers depict religious leaders and practices. A True story of pre-inca Tombs, Archaeology, and Crime. Check out my other history items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! My books have Tight bindings with Clean pages and Glossy covers. They are in good condition from my Smoke-free home. I Ship fast using Low shipping costs. Save time and money. Have your book delivered to your door! My store has books Galore!! I have adult and children's, fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and soft cover. I also have many educational books appropriate for homeschooling. If you are looking for a particular title or author, let me know because chances are that I have it! I have promotions every month. Check them out! See this month's items.
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