This is the 30th year of discovery of the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, which is the richest gold burial found in Peru. On the occasion of celebrating anniversary, one of the leading researchers is welcomed by UNN at the Maxwell Museum.
the ‘Tales of the Moche Kings and Queens: Society and Mortuary Practices on the Ancient North Coast of Peru’ will be presented by Jeffery Quilter on evening of 2nd November at 7:30 pm in the Hibben Center’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology located in Albuquerque.
Since, the tomb of the Lord of Sipán was discovered 30 years back, many other high status tombs of Moche ladies and lords have been found on Peru’s North Coast. all these discoveries’ findings have disclosed the great artistic achievements of ancient Peruvians in their ornaments that offered to be found in those tombs, which opened a window on the elites’ lives and deaths of one of the most captivating ancient cultures of America.
Jeffery Quilter is a native New York City. he has done his college at the University of Chicago and New York University and completed his doctorate from the California University, Santa Barbara. The institutional affiliations of Quilter belonged to Ripon College from 1981 to 1995 at Wisconsin as a professor, then as a Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks in 1995. He also has worked as a deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2005 to 2012. Quilter has been serving as a William & Muriel Seabury Howells Director in 2012 to the date.