Lima, Peru. November 23rd, 2012
After four months of intensive archeological work, Doctor Skatepark team found new evidences of an old giant skateboarding ceremony center in Lima, capital of Peru, probably from the remote skatealcoholithic period, proving ancient skateboarding roots in the Incas country.
Apart from a giant pit, whose orientation makes it an hypothetical temple of the sun, they dug a circular pyramid with an arc over it, very similar to a moon crescent.
But the most spectacular discovery has been that of a mummy, situated just under a ledge, aside a 2-flat-3 set of stairs. Chief archeologist Pierre Jambé said that it evidences that the Incas used to bury their best skaters’ bodies in their favorite ceremony centers, and worshiped them during hardcore sessions on sunset during crescent moon periods.
“Our next work will be in Cuzco” he said. He hopes to find new evidences there of a whole network of skateboarding ceremony centers in the Andean country.
The end of the works will be celebrated on November 24 (tomorrow), with the visit of eminent scientists like Rune Glifberg or Pedro Barros coming to prove how Incaic practices are popular until today. Don’t miss it!
words + photos (except where noted): Pierre Jambé