Chanquillo

Local nameSitio Arqueologico Chankillo
LocationDepartment of Ancash, Peru

Chanquillo or Chankillo is an ancient monumental complex in the Peruvian coastal desert, found in the Casma-Sechin basin in the Ancash Department of Peru. The ruins include the hilltop Chankillo fort, the nearby Thirteen Towers solar observatory, and residential and gathering areas. The Thirteen Towers have been interpreted as an astronomical observatory built in the 4th century BC. The culture that produced Chankillo is called the Casma/Sechin culture or the Sechin Complex.The site covers about four square kilometres and has been interpreted as a fortified temple.

Tags Archaeological Site
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanquillo

Address Peru

Coordinates -9°33'50.392" N -78°13'27.26" E

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