Caral Pyramids

Caral lost city was populated in between the 26th and 20th centuries BCE it has a total surface of 60 hectares (150 acres). Caral is probbably the oldest urban center in the Americas, accommodating at that time more than 3000 inhabitants, it is the best studied and one of the largest Norte Chico sites known.

The discovering of the site comes in 1948, when Paul Kosok started researching at the Supe valley but it received very little attention, later In 1975, the Peruvian architect Carlos Williams made a detailed investigation of most of the archaeological sites of the valley of Supe, once he reached Caral, he made some observations about the development of architecture in the Andes. Ruth Shady later explored the special complex of Caral where she found houses, temples and amphiteaters, giving more shape to the theory of the existence of this millenial architectural presence of 4000 to 4600 years

The urban complex has an area of 150 acres (607,000 m²) and contains plazas and residential buildings. Caral was a thriving metropolis at roughly the same time that Egypt's great pyramids were being built. Caral is the largest recorded site in the Andean region with dates older than 2000 BCE and appears to be the model for the urban design adopted by Andean civilizations that rose and fell over the span of four millennia. It is believed that Caral may answer questions about the origins of the Andean Civilizations of the Americas.

Caral Pyramids
Caral Pyramids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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