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Complejo Arqueologico Wari, Ayacucho
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Discover the ancient capital city of Wari with a visit to Complejo Arqueologico Wari, all that remains of the Middle Horizon civilization that preceded the Chimu and Inca cultures in Peru. The Wari empire ruled from 500 to 900 CE, and its excavated capital city reveals the civilization's well-organized residential, administrative, and religious areas. The mortar clay and slate ruins reach up to 12 m (39 ft) in height in some places and bear revolutionary rectangular subdivisions--both signs of cutting-edge architecture for the time. The complex also showcases some of the excavated treasures, including skeletons, sculptures, and ceramic pots and plates. Before you head to Ayacucho, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ayacucho itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ayacucho has to offer, including Complejo Arqueologico Wari.
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  • Historical remembrance of what was the Wari culture. They can observe the remains of this culture and access with a tour guide. The landscape and the sky is beautiful on a sunny day. Can take you photos with people in the area that are disguised with costumes typical of what was the culture Wari.
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  • I great place where you can see part of Peruvian culture. The surrounding natural environment gives you a stunning appearance
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  • Missing signage to the road within the archaeological complex and they are still excavating and discovering more ruins, would recommend his visit in a couple of years more.
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