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Chan Chan

Chan-Chan, The timeless citadel of clay
From Machu Picchu Gateway [edited]

This enormous archaeological complex is located in front of the sea, half way between the Huanchaco hot springs and the city of Trujillo, which is the capital of the department of Lambayeque, in the north coast of PerĂº.

The site covers an extension of 20 km; the central zone is formed by 10 places with walls, called citadels, a few structures with a pyramidal shape, and the rest is formed by sidewalks, walls and cemeteries in bad shape.

The heart of Chan-Chan is formed by 10 citadels, called that way because of its big volume, resembling small cities with big walls. The way that Chan-Chan was built shows the status of each layer of its the society, located in different areas. Continue reading

Cuzco Valley

Ruins at CuscoSacred Valley and Cuzco Peru (Cusco)
From Peru Travel Adventures

The Sacred Valley of the Incas, is actually the Vilcanota/Urubamba River valley. It is located about 10 miles north of Cuzco Peru, and extends northwest through Pisac and Ollantaytambo. This entire region, highlighted by Cuzco, was the heart of the Inca civilization from the 14th to the 15th centuries. In reflection, there are numerous impressive ruins. Many of the villagers in this valley today live life much the same as they did prior to the Spanish Conquest in 1532. Continue reading

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