Cerro Pátapo ruins
|Northern Wari ruins|
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The Cerro Pátapo ruins or Northern Wari ruins are the remains of an entire city located close to the modern city of Chiclayo, Peru. Primarily of Wari (Huari) nature, the discovery was announced on 16 December 2008. The ruins are located 14 miles (23 km) from Chiclayo and stretch over 3 miles (4.8 km). The ruins present the first evidence of Wari influence found in Northern Peru. The pre-Columbian civilization was predominantly based in south Peru between the 7th and 12th centuries.
The city was part of the Wari Empire that ruled parts of the Andes mountains in Peru between the 7th and 12th centuries AD. The site is remarkably well preserved. The ruins are expected to help fill the gap in knowledge about pre-Columbian South America, which was dominated by the Wari culture and the earlier Moche culture. The Moche empire began at AD 100 and perished around AD 600.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "'Ancient city unearthed' in Peru". BBC. 17 December 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7787053.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Archeologists in Peru unearth ancient Wari city". Reuters. 16 December 2008. http://uk.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUKTRE4BF7NY20081216. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
- ↑ "Ancient city ruins found in northern Peru". Guardian. 17 December 2008. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/dec/17/northern-peru-ancient-city. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
- ↑ Ford, Dana (27 August 2008). "Pre-Incan female Wari mummy unearthed in Peru". Reuters. http://in.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idINIndia-35186820080827. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
- ↑ "Ancient Buried City Showing Signs Of Human Sacrifice Unearthed In Northern Peru". All headlines news. 17 December 2008. http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013438496. Retrieved 2008-12-17.