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Huaca Pucllanna  
   

Huaca Pucllanna

Adobe brick pyramid built by the "Lima" people 1500 years ago as a multipurpose temple, refuge and place of sacrifice. Interesting that just a couple of days ago archaeologists found a site in northern Peru where children had been sacrificed apparently to ward off flooding from an El Nino event.
Barranco District, Lima, Peru

March 18th 2019
In hindsight we could have spent less time here and found another place in Peru for a week or so. We found Lima too big, busy and crowded for our liking, particularly after the charm of Cuenca. Traffic in and around Lima is brutal so we avoided taxis and Uber and walked, 75km last week. The apartment was excellent and of all the districts we felt Barranco was the most genuine and the best ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Barranco

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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