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Chankillo, Peru

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  • InfoTheme: Pre-Columbian America
    Entity: 75
    Subentity: 1
    Version: 11
    Status: PUB
    Date: 2017-11-05 12:19:31
    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.

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