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Friday, April 8, 2011

Chankillo - 1 - Peru


Chankillo
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Chankillo is an ancient monumental complex in the Peruvian coastal desert, in the Ancash Department of Peru. The ruins include the hilltop Chankillo fort, the nearby Thirteen Towers solar observatory, and residential and gathering areas. The Thirteen Towers are believed to have been a solar observatory built in the 4th century BC. As of 2008, the culture that produced Chankillo is unnamed.
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