Ruins

Pachacamac

Pachacamac is outside of Lima, and is the site of both Incan and Pre-Incan architecture. Due to the lack of rock in this area, all of the buildings consist of sun-dried mud bricks. Also, because of the dry climate, the mud for the bricks had to be mixed in the valley on the coast, and then the bricks needed to be carried up the hill to the temple. Pachacamac is home to an Incan Sun Temple, and a temple with a ramp. Most of the temples were dedicated to an oracle, which people would consult about the future. When the area joined the Incan empire, the Inca built a temple dedicated to their sun god. Pachacamac is larger than the area we were allowed to tour. Much of the site is currently being restored.

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