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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Touring Chavin de Huantar, Peru

If you are an archeological lover, then Chavin de Huantar, Peru is a place that you definitely want to visit. Archeology not only fascinates historians but people who love knowing the root of different cultures. Chavin de Huantar is one place that will not disappoint both culture and archeological lovers. Peru has many improtant sites that can interest any site seer. The most important sites that you can visit and explore tourism include: El Brujon archeological complex is found in the province of Ascope. It is 60 km northwest from Trujillo and neighbors a small town called Magdalene de Cao. This archeological site is home to the pre-historic Prieta pyramid which was declared to be the home of the first agriculturists in Peru. When visiting this site, you can stay in the small town Magdalene de Cao, which is close to Chavin de Huantar and another pyramid known as the El Brujon. This pyramid's door was forced open by treasure hunters in the colonial era. El Brujo excavation led to the discovery of a female mummy who was christened the Lady of Cao who had tattoos on her arms and is a representation of civilization that existed 1300 years ago. The mummy also had items that were ceremonial in nature which included jewellery, weapons, sacrificial remains of a teenage girl and other exquisite items. This is an indication that the mummy had status. Nasca and Pampas of Jumana's lines and geoglyghs dates back to the Chavin era which is a period between (500-300BC).This periods are characterized by the proficiency of building figures by heaping stones together. This period is marked by the emergence of culture in the Andrean region. Their culture was also influenced by the formative middle late culture found in the Lea region. The Nasca and Pampas of Jumana's geoglyphs covers an area of 450 km and is located in the Peruvian coastal plain. This place fascinates archeologists due to the size, quality, continuity of the lines which depict imaginary beings, stylish plants and living creatures and geometric figures. These drawings are believed to have had astronomical and ritualistic functions. Chavin de Haunter is a pre-historic site that was home to one of the most advanced civilization in the pre-Incan era. It was built in 327 BC and is found in Huori which is a province of Ancash department. Chavin de Huantar was inhabited by men and women who made sculptures, textiles and ceramics. In addition, the people of Chavin de Huantar knew architecture, hydraulics and acoustics. This magnificent building also believed to be a temple is referred to as 'The castle' by the local inhabitants in the area. It is made of stone and has complex but eye catching design and has a lot of passage ways and rooms. It has a narrow underground passage way which leads to a room with two idols and one of the idols is believed to have been worshiped by people who belonged to a secret cult. The other was used for worship. In one of the corridors, there is a stone built god known as The Lanzon Monolith. The stone figure is estimated to be 5 meters high. It has a face with bulging eyes with ferocious drawings depicting men, tigers, birds and snakes that appear to mixed impressions. Well do not take my word for it, go out and see for yourself!

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