government has started restoration work on Cahuachi, an
archaeological site 286 miles south of Lima. The restoration work
is expected to be finished in 2011.
Cahuachi is an ancient city believed to
have been founded between 400 A.D. and 450 A.D. as a ceremonial
center for religious leaders. It's also believed to have been
connected to the mysterious Nazca Lines, a series of drawings in the ground
14 miles from the ancient city.
The site includes
36 pyramids from 49 to 115 feet in height. The dominant structure,
now known as the Grand Pyramid, is 92 feet high, with seven levels.
Once on site, local guides offer guided tours of
In addition, the
Antonini Museum in Nazca includes a collection of ceramic pieces,
textiles and religious relics from Cahuachi.
call PromPeru, the Peru Comission for the
Promotion of Peru, at (866) 661-PERU or visit www.peru.info.
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