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Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Site

Chavin de Huantar

Chavin de Huantar is an ancient archaeological site located 19 mi (30 km) South-east of Huari and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Chavin village in Peru. Many of its buildings were constructed in 1200 - 800 BC.

 

 

 

Location: 19 mi (30 km) South-east of Huari; 0.6 mi (1 km) from Chavin village  Map

Open: 8am- 4pm daily

Existed: 1200-800BC

 

 

 

 

Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Site

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Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Site is one of the oldest ancient sites in Peru located in Ancash Region. It was constructed around 3000 BC and was inhabited until 400- 500 BC by the tribe of Chavin, hence the name. It was one of the largest civilization that predate the Inca Empire. It is located on top of a strategic mountain at an elevation of 3,180 meters (10,430 feet) above sea level a tthe entrance of the Conchucos Valley. Archaeological digs in the area revealed that it was a major religious ceremonial site. Thousands of Chavin people came here from different corners of the Andes range to pay their respect to their deities. Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Site was officially designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historic importance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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