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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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  • First of all I have to say that I'm passionated about old civilizations, in particular the pre incas ones. But the major problem in tourism in Peru is that most everything out of Lima is in spanish. B...  more »
  • This site is well worth the short trip out of the Ayacucho city center. The ruins are interesting and there were lots of rocky paths and things to explore for my ten-year-old playing "Indiana Jones".....  more »
  • Very clean place, people who attend were very kind, and it is in good care. Although they must go with repellent because there are always mosquitoes.
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