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. Plan to see Complejo Arqueologico Wari and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ayacucho trip planner .
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  • The Wari site is huge and interesting, it was great to learn about the first peruvian empire. We chose to see the site with a tour guide who spoke just spanish, but being italian it was not a problem ...  more »
  • We are retired archaeologists and we went to Ayacucho specifically to visit Wari. It did not disappoint - but it's not for everybody. The little on-site museum is downright terrible, with very few art...  more »
  • The place is spacious, it is interesting to observe the architecture of the Wari culture, and how these buildings will continue to hold through the passage of the years.
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