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The City More Antigua of America


Located on the left bank of the Supe river on a large terrace which is 350 meters above sea level.


Caral is considered by the "UNESCO" Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They are the builders of colossal pyramid-shaped buildings, distinguished people of Caral of the other peoples of the Andes.



Greater Pyramid

Architectural complex with two components: sunken circular plaza and pyramid with stepped platforms. It is located in a dominant position, controlling the activities both in town and in the middle of the valley. The most impressive public building, center of political, administrative and religious.

The Pyramid of the Quarry

Building seated on a rocky settlement used as a quarry. For the construction of the pyramid was placed padding to level the ground. His role was largely ceremonial with some administrative functions.

The Lesser Pyramid

It is the smaller building of the pyramid of the city, in this building were performed administrative and ceremonial activities.

The Pyramid of the Gallery

It is the third structure in terms of size, after the Great Synagogue and the old pyramid, south of the pyramid of the gallery is a set of premises associated with the pyramid. Their characteristics show a use for ceremonial activities and sociopolitical associated with high status of its officials.

The pyramid Huaca

Named by the orientation of the central staircase in relation to the monolith had ceremonial and administrative activities.

Residential High complex

Housing complex located in the south concourse of the top half of the city, the houses are arranged in subsets with facades facing the central square, is believed to lower ranking officers stayed here.

The Central Square

It is an esplanade which was oriented towards the facades of the pyramids and the residences of Caral. The footprints of different poles periodically demonstrate the installation of stores to exchange products. In the ancient period became the esplanade a set of interconnected compounds. Its function changed over time.

The Altar of Fire

Ceremonial building complex located in the interior of the Temple of the Amphitheatre. Eminently ritual, its use was restricted.

The Geoglifo

It is associated with the settlement of Chupacigarro. Represents a head facing east. It was built by careful planning and knowledge of perspective and proportion in relation to astronomical observations. Its function was to weather forecasting and natural phenomena in relation to their activities.


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