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Photo Subject : Historical Sites

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Photos marked as were added from 30 June 2018.


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Province
State
Place
Location
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Peru
Nazca
Nazca Lines
 The Whale (68m).
Peru
Nazca
Cahuachi
 Cahuachi is a Nazca ceremonial centre dating from 800 AD.
Peru
Nazca
Cahuachi
 Pyramids made from circular adobe stones.
Peru
Nazca
Cahuachi
 Partially excavated tomb.
Peru
Nazca
Cahuachi
 Bits of ceramic are scattered around the site.
Peru
Nazca
Estaqueria
 Estaqueria consists of a number of vertically buried tree logs set in lines running East to West. It is believed to have been used as a calendar.
Peru
Nazca
Estaqueria
 A deformed skull from a partially excavated cemetary.
Peru
Nazca
Estaqueria
 A mummy shroud.
Peru
Nazca
El Telar
 Geometric patterns created by clearing an area of rocks and dating from the 6th century.
Peru
Nazca
El Telar
 Stone spiral walkways lead to underground water canals.
Peru
Nazca
El Telar
 Entrance to an underground Nazca canal. These are still in use.
Peru
Nazca
Chanchilla
 The enormous 6th century Nazca necropolis at Chanchilla.
Peru
Nazca
Chanchilla
 Exposed tombs dot the site.
Peru
Nazca
Chanchilla
 Bones and bits of shroud are scattered around the area.
Peru
Nazca
Chanchilla
 The necropolis has been ransacked by grave robbers.
Peru
Nazca
Chanchilla
 Mumified hand.
Peru
Nazca
Las Paredones
 Las Paredones is an Inca tambo (inn).
Peru
Nazca
Las Paredones
 The site dates from the 15th century.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 A painted bowl from the Tihuanaco civilisation (1000 BC to 900 AD) from the Lake Titicaca region.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 The Messenger, a ceramic from the Paracas civilisation (400 BC to 200 BC).
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Woven cloth from the Paracans, a people who preceeded and influenced the Nazca.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Paracan cloth is considered some of the best in South America.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Nazca ceramics are Peru's most colourful. This is a warrior.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Bowl with a painting of a fish from the Nazca (200 BC to 800 AD).
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Nazca ceramic with a crow.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Nazca paintings are styalised. This is a face.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Nazca ceramic with face markings.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Nazca faces.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Nazca cup with a baseball type game.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Female fertility symbol from the Nazca.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Painted wooden Nazca horn.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Many Nazca paintings are found in the Nazca Lines. These are hummingbirds.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Bowl with spiders, similar to the Nazca Lines.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Lizards from the Nazca (200 BC to 800 AD).
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Wooden totem from the Ica civilisation (1200 to 1400).
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Ica cloth with styalised figures.
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Mummy with hat from the Huari civilisation (500 to 1100).
Peru
Ica
Ica Museum
 Inca quipas used to keep records. Values depend on string length, colour and position of knots.
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.

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