Be Amazed with the Vastness and Strangeness of Chan Chan City

Peru attracts a number of foreign tourists and history enthusiasts from across the world to witness its rich historical background. Chan Chan city is one of the most significant archaeological sites worth a visit. The vast historical city of Chan Chan located near Trujillo is spread over an area of nine square mile. In its heyday in 15th century, Chan Chan served as the capital city of Chimu civilization that lasted from 850 AD to 1470 AD. Read more..

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Of Ancient Bones and Temples – Pachacamac

As a self-labeled archaeology nerd, I practically jumped up and down when, on only my fourth day in Peru, the group decided to visit Pachacamac. Located 40km south-east of Lima, Pachacamac is perhaps one of the most interesting and influential religious and ceremonial sites in Peru. Spanning over 1000 years, the site’s occupation from AD 250 – 1534 saw both influence from and expansion by several Peruvian cultures; the Lima, Wari, Ichma, and Inca. [Continue reading…]

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