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Pachacamac — Sacred City of the Incas by the Lurin River Special

Lima - Pachacamac is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Peru and by the XV Century it was the most venerated "Huaca" (oracle) of the Andean world; some legends and myths of the pre-Hispanic civilization still exist today.

Riot Breaks as Police Clears Archaeological Site of Squatters

Lima, Peru - Thousands of squatters armed themselves with rocks and clubs during a clearing operation instigated by the government at an archaeological site located near the capital of Lima last Friday.
 

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Archaeologists and workers have a lengthy and arduous task to maintain and restore sections of the I...
Archaeologists and workers have a lengthy and arduous task to maintain and restore sections of the Inca ruins at Pachacamac.
Pathway of the Pilgrims. This part of the complex was an ancient road leading to the Oracle of Pacha...
Pathway of the Pilgrims. This part of the complex was an ancient road leading to the Oracle of Pachacamac.
Urban settlements on the hills  right next to the ancient Inca Ruins of the Oracle of Pachacamac.
Urban settlements on the hills, right next to the ancient Inca Ruins of the Oracle of Pachacamac.
X-Ray fluorescence revealed the idol was once painted in three colors  red  yellow  and white.
X-Ray fluorescence revealed the idol was once painted in three colors, red, yellow, and white.
Marcela Sepúlveda et.al.
Elaborated walls next to the Temple of the Moon (Acllahuasi) at the Pachacamac Archaeological Comple...
Elaborated walls next to the Temple of the Moon (Acllahuasi) at the Pachacamac Archaeological Complex.
The area at the left of the dwellings has been protected by the authorities. Future excavations will...
The area at the left of the dwellings has been protected by the authorities. Future excavations will attempt to determine the possible existence of additional archaeological sites, part of the Pachacamac complex.
Front view of Piramid with Ramp #1. There are three piramids with ramp at Pachacamac. These piramids...
Front view of Piramid with Ramp #1. There are three piramids with ramp at Pachacamac. These piramids were built by the Ychsma culture that occupied Pachacamac after the Wari, before the Incas
The Temple of Pachacamac is another of the large ceremonial constructions at the Pachacamac Archeolo...
The Temple of Pachacamac is another of the large ceremonial constructions at the Pachacamac Archeological Complex near Lima, Peru.
Restored section of the Temple of the Moon  also known as Acllahuasi. The compartments were home to ...
Restored section of the Temple of the Moon, also known as Acllahuasi. The compartments were home to the young women that were chosen to become wives of the noblemen or sacrificed to appease Pachacamac and minimize the risks of earthquakes.
The Pachacamac idol  long thought to be destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533  was discover...
The Pachacamac idol, long thought to be destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533, was discovered in 1938.
Marcela Sepúlveda et. al.
Some urban settlements have extended dangerously close to the ancient Inca ruins of Pachacamac  in t...
Some urban settlements have extended dangerously close to the ancient Inca ruins of Pachacamac, in the Lurin District, south of Lima.
Section of the walls of the Temple of the Sun facing the Pacific Ocean. The large piramid is illumin...
Section of the walls of the Temple of the Sun facing the Pacific Ocean. The large piramid is illuminated at night and can be seen from the road below. In the background are the little Pachacamac Islands, near the mouth of the Lurin River.
The temple of the sun god at Pachacamac. Image dated November 8  2012.
The temple of the sun god at Pachacamac. Image dated November 8, 2012.
Museo de Sitio de Pachacamac
Lima  Peru: Walls and pasageways atop the Termple of the Sun.
Lima, Peru: Walls and pasageways atop the Termple of the Sun.
The ruins at the Pachacamac archeological site where thousands of squatters temporarily took residen...
The ruins at the Pachacamac archeological site where thousands of squatters temporarily took residence.
By Xauxa
Stone walls at the Pachacamac Inca ruins. A section of the Lurin River Valley can be seen in the bac...
Stone walls at the Pachacamac Inca ruins. A section of the Lurin River Valley can be seen in the background.
Large  walls built with adobe (clay) bricks and stone. A section covered with red paint can be seen ...
Large walls built with adobe (clay) bricks and stone. A section covered with red paint can be seen at the bottom right of the picture.
The huge Temple of the Sun is the largest and most impressive building at Pachacamac.
The huge Temple of the Sun is the largest and most impressive building at Pachacamac.

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