Central Peru boasts of newly discovered archaeological sites

Published on : Sunday, July 27, 2014

Central-Peru-boastsThe archaeological complex of Wari in Peru’s central Andean region of Ayacucho now boasts of a newly discovered number of underground galleries, mausoleums, astronomical tables and human remains.


These remains were found recently, reported Jose Ochatoma, lead archaeologist of the excavation project.

Research work is carried around the area, in Monqachayuq and VegachayuqMoqo sectors, where the above-mentioned vestiges were uncovered.


According to Ochatoma, such remains are from the Wari culture, the first Andean empire that then took part of the Incan dominion.

In this sense, Peruvian archaeologist highlighted the importance of the project and recent discoveries made in the area stretching more than 2,000 hectares.

Wari culture -with its heartland in Ayacucho, located in the Peruvian south-central highlands- was one of the first empires in ancient Peru that included neighbourhoods , palaces, houses and temples during the Middle Horizon (A.D. 600–1000).


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