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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  • Cute Temple pre-Inca although it lacks much dig the place is very good. It has a nice view and the story that each place is awesome
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  • Must see! Excellent archeological site! Not far from Huamanga, Ayacucho’s main city, Wari offers wonderful opportunity for discovering Chanca’s culture  more »
  • A must stop if you're going to Ayacucho. It is included in the tour of pampa de quinua. You can appreciate architecture Prehispanic culture Huari and possibly Inca.
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