lunes, 18 de abril de 2011


Casma, located north of Lima, has great places to see and it has some important pre-inca archaeological sights.

Sechin, a pre-inca culture that belongs to the Early Formative (2000 to 1000 B.C.), more known as the great warriors of the Casma Valley. The site is composed by 5 buildings, a lithic gallery and a sunken square. Decorated by motifs representing the human drama of the war, being a unique site in Peru.

Chanquillo, the oldest solar observatory in America. Built more than 2,000 years ago, in the coastal area of Peru. The observatory is formed by thirteen on-line lifted towers, from north to south on the summit of Mount Chanquillo that indicated the annual displacement of the Sun, accurately, as well as the solstices and the equinoxes. Also, it contains two artificial points of observation separated by 200 meters with a kind of a fortress surrounded by three concentric rings.
Before these investigations Chanquillo was considered a fortress with eminently military functions and it was related with the Mochica Culture of the First Regional Development. (200-600. C.).

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