Lords of Sipan by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
A True Story of Pre-Inca Tombs, Archaeology, and Crime

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A true-crime adventure story tells of Dr. Walter Alva's experiences in Peru as he struggled to excavate and protect the pre-Inca treasures at the lost tombs of the Lords of Sipan from looters and smugglers. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

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Published October 2, 2011 by Publisher. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Kirkpatrick neatly interweaves Alva's story with that of the smuggling network, the latter affording an exciting glimpse of a sordid demimonde filled with flamboyant con men, unscrupulous museum directors, and art-hungry private collectors--most notably Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann.

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Kirkpatrick ( A Cast of Killers ) engagingly recounts how Peruvian archeologist Walter Alva out-maneuvered huaqueros (grave robbers), international smugglers and governmental interference to successfully excavate one of the richest deposits of pre-Columbian artifacts in South America.

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