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| Frieze dated from 5,000 years ago found in Peru|
| Updated at: 2109 PST, Saturday, October 10, 2009|
LIMA: A frieze that would have been sculpted 5,000 years ago, was found at Vichama archaeological complex, some 120km to the north of Lima, according to archaeologists of the Caral-Supe project.
According to a press release, the most notable part of the frieze is one that represents a human hand holding an object like a knife or a spindle.
The exposed part of the hand measures 23 x 20 inches, and the instrument is 35 cm long by 20 centimeters wide.
The archaeologists think that the frieze might be associated with ceremonial activities, and could probably represent a particular scene or ritual slaughter.
Dated from 5,000 years ago, this would be one of the oldest friezes in the region.