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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Peru
Lima
Monastery of San Fransisco
 The cloister buildings date from 1620.
Peru
Lima
Monastery of San Fransisco
 The carved wooden cloister ceiling shows Arabic influence.
Peru
Lima
Monastery of San Fransisco
 The catacombs beneith the monastery contain the remains of 70,000 burials.
Peru
Lima
Museum of the Spanish Inquisition
 The former cells contain exhibits of torture.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 A silver ceremonial cup, an example of metalwork from the Sican (750 to 1300).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 A Sican gold goblet.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 A pair of owls from the Cupisnique culture (1200 BC to 400 BC).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 A ceramic with a slug, Cupisnique.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Bird playing tambourine from the Moche civilisation (200 BC to 600 AD).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Painted Moche ceramic with battle scene.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Moche ceramic of a man sleeping on a pot.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Moche ceramics often feature erotic scenes.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Moche ceramic of a priest.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Head with open mouth, Moche.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Moche ceramic of a llama scratching its ear.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Light coloured snake shaped ceramic cup from the Cabana region.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Stylised and geometric designs, Cabana region.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Textile with animal and people motifs from the Chimu (750 to 1470).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chimu ceramic featuring a potter.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 A carved obelisk from the Andean Chavin civilisation, one of the oldest in Peru (1300 BC to 400 BC).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chavin stone head from a temple wall.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Textile of a figure surrounded by leaves from the Chancay (700 to 1400).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chancay figure of royalty.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Woman breast feeding (Chancay).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chancay ceramic of a sea lion.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chancay pot shaped like a penguin.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Figure of a scribe from the Andean Recuay civilisation (100 to 500 AD).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Ritual mask bowl from the Paracas (400 BC to 200 BC).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Poncho with figures (Paracas).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Ceramic brightly coloured bird from the Nazca (200 BC to 800 AD).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Ceramic painted with battle scene, Nazca.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Nazca ceramic of a turbaned face.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Painting of a priest (Huari - 500 to 1100).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Large Huari pot with a face on top.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Bowl with a spider, Cajamarca (c 5th century).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Fat person with load (Karwas culture).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Karwas ceramic with owl.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Bowl with turtle from the Northern Ancon cilivilisation.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Chincha (12th century) wooden totem pole.
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Stone carving from the ancient Aspero culture (2500 BC to 2000 BC).
Peru
Lima
Museums
 Poster showing the final Inca ruler, Atahualpa (1532 - 1533) being executed by the Spanish.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Chavin (3145m) is a ceremonial centre built in 600 BC.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The Chavin civilisation (1300 BC to 400 BC) is the oldest major culture in Peru.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The Castillo is 13m high and is the most important building on the site.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 One of the many carved heads on the wall of the castillo.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved site for offerings.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Aquaduct used for purification.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved column at the gateway to the castillo.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Chavin is famous for its stylised carvings.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The circular plaza.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved stone.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The central staircase.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The Underground Temple is a marvel of ancient engineering.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 Carved head in a niche in the Underground Temple.
Peru
Santa Valley
Chavin
 The centre of the Underground Temple is the 4.8m high carved stele dating from 800 BC.
Peru
Santa Valley
Yungay
 All that is left of the village, buried by rock and ice in 1970, are bits of buildings.
Peru
Santa Valley
Yungay
 The 17,000 population of the village remains buried under 8m of rubble.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Sechin is a large square temple next to a hill. It dates from 1500 BC.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 The site is covered with hundreds of carved stones, many depicting battle scenes.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Carvings along a wall. The site was excavated in 1937.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 A warrior. Sechin was built by a war-like people in 1500 BC.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Severed limbs.
Peru
Casma Valley
Sechin
 Severed heads and bodies.
Peru
Trujillo
 La Compania.
Peru
Trujillo
Jose Cassinelli Museum
 Exhibits in the museum.
Peru
Trujillo
Huanchaco
 Moche ceramic of a fisherman on a reed boat.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Moon
 The Pyramid of the Moon dates from 600 AD. It was built by the Moche from adobe bricks.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Moon
 Painted friezes and adobe bricks inside the pyramid.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun
 The Moche Pyramid of the Sun is the largest pre-Hispanic structure in Peru.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun
 The corner of the pyramid which is made from adobe bricks.
Peru
Moche Pyramids
Pyramid of the Sun
 The pyramid is 45m high and contains 140 million bricks, many stamped with the symbols of the workers.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The 28 square kilometre Chan Chan is the largest adobe city in the world. It was built by the Chimu around 1300.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Each of the walled compounds was built by a different king.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The thick defensive wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A series of complex passages.
Peru
Chan Chan
 One of the ceremonial courtyards.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The Chimu were fishermen. The walls are decorated with images from the sea.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A marine mammal.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The wall of the Sanctuary.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The geometric shapes in the Sanctuary represent fishing nets.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Detail of geometric pattern in the Sanctuary.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A large ceremonial area.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Adobe alleyway.
Peru
Chan Chan
 View over the Tschudi Complex.
Peru
Chan Chan
 A fox among the ruins.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The largest water cistern in the city is 130m long.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Ramps leading to the water level at the cistern.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Military zone.
Peru
Chan Chan
 The Assembly Room with 24 seats set in the wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
 Storage silos.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 The 800 square metre temple of Arco Iris is Chimu and dates from 1300.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 The 2m thick walls are covered with carvings.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 Carved adobe wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 Detail of a carving on the temple wall.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 The temple is on two levels.
Peru
Chan Chan
Arco Iris
 Passages through the temple.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 A solid gold necklace at the Bruning Museum in the small town of Lambayeque.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 A Chimu ceramic of Siamese twins.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 Chancay (700 to 1400) ceramic.
Peru
Lambayeque
Bruning Museum
 Ceramics from the local Lambayeque culture.

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