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Painted temple

This bit of ruin has a shack built overtop to help protect the exterior painting from the elements. Until recently, the ruins were essentially "protected" by the sand that buried them. The paint is made of a powder from some of the red and yellow rocks in the area. The park has recreated the mural on the shack. The motifs are largely of sea creatures. Archeologists estimate more than 25,000 bodies are buried in the land between the shack and the photographer.
Last day in Lima

October 30th 2014
Geo: -12.0432, -77.0282We decided to get a tour guide for our final day. We wanted to see some of the city's major cultural sites and, for $160US we were able to hire a car and guide from Lima Cabs for the bulk of the day. Originally, Mike had wanted to make arrangements to try and go fishing for a day since this is a coastal city, but we were surprised to find very few recreational or ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima

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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