Ancient Temple Discovered in Peru

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Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered what they believe is a temple, estimated to be up to 5,000 years old, at the site of El ParaĆ­so, north of Lima.

Inside the ruins of the ancient room, which measures about 23 feet by 26 feet (7 meters by 8 meters), there's evidence of a ceremonial hearth, where offerings may have been burned, archaeologists say. The temple also had a narrow entrance and stone walls covered with yellow clay, on which traces of red paint were found, according to a statement from Peru's Ministry of Culture....



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