Pachacamac: Mythology

Pachacamac: Mythology
At the beginning of time the god Pachacamac was the first god and he created the moon the stars and the earth. He then married the moon Pachamama. Then Pachacamac made humans out of stone but they knew nothing so Pachacamac’s son and daughter went to teach them all things and Pachamac said he would give them warmth. Out of pity, they taught men how to survive, and build and plow fields and the women how to cook and weave.

Pachacamac: Ancient Ceremonial Center

Pachacamac: Ancient Ceremonial Center
First settled around A.D. 200, Pachacamac became one of the longest continuously inhabited urban centers in the Andes, enduring and even thriving under various cultures for some 1,300 years. Named for the creator god Pachacamac, the site drew pilgrims who came to worship and to bury their dead. Overtaken by the Inca around 1470, it was one of the most sacred places in their empire until the Spanish conquest in the 1530s.

The Casma Valley Introduction

The Casma Valley Introduction
The Casma Valley in Peru's Ancash Department hosts a wide range of significant archaeological sites. These include newly discovered geoglyphs in Pampa Colorada, the hill top fortress of Chankillo, and Sechin Alto - the largest Pre-columbian site in Peru. The Sechin Alto complex includes a half dozen sites: Sechin Temple, Cerro Sechin, Sechin Alto, Sechin Bajo, Taukachi-Konkan, Pampa Rosario, and Moxeque

Lost Fortress Of Chankillo

Lost Fortress Of Chankillo
Cahuachi is a major ceremonial center of the Nasca civilization in Peru, occupied from between AD 1-500. The site is located near the Nazca lines, and evidence clearly connects Cahuachi with the construction of the lines.