Photo of the Day

January 3, 2020

Holy Death

The remains of a warrior-priest in Sipan, Lambayeque Valley, Peru, are colored green by oxidized metals that adorn it. The necklace across his chest depicts gold spiders with human faces, and the pots on either side of him may have been filled with offerings.
Photograph by NATHAN BENN, Nat Geo Image Collection

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