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Huaca del Sol  

Huaca del Sol

During the Spanish occupation the waters of a local river were redirected to run past the base of the Huaca del Sol in order to facilitate the looting of artefacts from the temple. Approximately two-thirds of the structure were lost to erosion and looting but the remaining structure still stands at an impressive height of 40 meters
Trujillo and Huanchaco

May 21st 2012
Trujillo The colonial city of Trujillo in northern Peru is known as the "Capital of the everlasting Spring." The city centre contains many examples of colonial architecture and most of them are surprisingly elegant and ornamented. Most of the buildings have been well preserved and are painted in vivid colours. Trujillo is close to two major sites of pre-Columbian monuments: Chan Chan, the ... read more
South America » Peru » Trujillo

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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