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The ruins of civilization chachapoya discovered in Peru

January 18 2007
17:00

On the existence of previously unknown ruin in Peru related to the pre-Columbian civilization chachapoya, said researcher Keith Muscat. They discovered the ruins on the misty forested eastern slope of the Andes. It is known that the ancient civilization chachapoya populated upper Amazon from IX to XV century, until it was conquered by the Incas. Famous for its culture facilities, located on top of the mountains, and well-preserved mummies.

Scientists have found among the ruins of the ritual platform, measuring 30h60h7 meters, towering over an area of 60x90 meters, as well as numerous rectangular and circular buildings. For archaeologists finding is of great interest for its unusual shape, scale and remoteness.

The main structure of ruins Huaca La Penitenciarna (They got this name) is a rectangular structure with steps made in three tiers. The platform at the civilization chachapoya served for the performance of rituals, suggest experts. Tells Zhelezyaka.com


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