The renowned Peruvian doctor and anthropologist Julio C. Tello was the one who discovered the archaeological remains of one of the most important cultures of ancient Peru in August 1919: Chavín.
Today, 100 years later, thousands of vestiges are waiting to be discovered at the Chavín de Huantar Archaeological Complex, a great legacy of this fascinating culture.
In statements by the Regional Director of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) of Ancash, Fatima Rodriguez, only 15% of the archaeological remains have come to light so far.
“There is still a lot to explore about this culture. There is a lot of work to be done within the complex itself and also in the surroundings.”
The archaeological site of Chavin de Huantar is located about 86 km from Huaraz, the capital of the Ancash region, at an altitude of 3,177 m.a.s.l., which provides a wonderful view of mountains and snowy landscapes.
One of the latest discoveries related to Chavin took place in August last year, and is considered one of the most important of the last 50 years.
Archaeologists used small robots equipped with micro cameras to explore underground spaces. In which, the findings – walls, corridors, drainage channels and utensils – testify to the various stages of the Chavin culture. Within this finding, three new underground galleries with the first human burials of the Chavin period found in Peru are included.
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