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December 16, 1991 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ancient tomb at the bottom of a deep shaft, Izumi Shimada has uncovered gold that looters failed to find. Finely tooled ornaments, recently exposed, peek out from the compacted dust of 10 centuries and gleam like sunshine breaking through clouds. This cache was left by a little-known pre-Inca society called Sican or Lambayeque.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ancient tomb at the bottom of a deep shaft, Izumi Shimada has uncovered gold that looters failed to find. Finely tooled ornaments, recently exposed, peek out from the compacted dust of 10 centuries and gleam like sunshine breaking through clouds. This cache was left by a little-known pre-Inca society called Sican or Lambayeque.
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