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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Pointing to a mural at a 4,000-year-old clay temple found in the city of Lambayeque in northern Peru, leading archaeologist Walter Alva said on Saturday the discovery was one of the oldest finds in the Americas.
The temple, inside a larger ruin, includes a staircase that leads up to an altar used for fire worship, said Mr Alva, whose team dug up the temple recently.
It sits near the ancient Sipan complex that Mr Alva unearthed in the 1980s.