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Chankillo, Peru

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    • InfoTheme: Pre-Columbian America
      Entity: 75
      Subentity: 1
      Version: 10
      Status: PUB
      Date: 2014-05-23 09:43:22
      Author(s): Clive Ruggles

    Chankillo is submitted on

    as “Chankillo Astronomical Complex” (no. 5792).

    It is stated that this was a great ceremonial complex devoted to a solar cult, by means of a ceremonial calendar structured through precise astronomical observation of the alignments between the thirteen towers and observing points.



    Pre-Columbian America

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