Login

Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement

Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement

Nazca culture for many years continues to amaze not only many archaeologists and historians dealing with the theme of the ancient history of the peoples who inhabited the southern part of the American continent. And among such places of antiquity, as the capital of the Inca Cusco, or Iximche main mound civilization in May, a separate item worth mentioning Cahuachi largest religious and ceremonial center of the Nazca civilization.

Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement 2

Purely architectural, fort Cahuachi several towers over the Nazca and positioned thereon giant images. According to many scientists archaeologists settlement existed for Cahuachi from I to V century AD. In particular, to the conclusion reached by the Italian archaeologist Giuseppe Orefichi, which for over two decades conducts seasonal excavations Cahuachi.

Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement 3

During this period, he managed to unearth more than forty mounds which are the basis for some religious buildings made of clay. In this case, in the opinion of another major researcher Ellen Silverman (Helaine Silverman), who wrote a book on Cahuachi and history of this unique settlement, residents Cahuachi was not much, most likely it was the priests and guardians of this sanctuary Nazca civilization.

Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement 4

In addition to it as a result of excavations, archaeologists have found quite a number of ritual objects, which are usually used by pilgrims to perform certain religious rituals.

Cult center of Nazca - Cahuachi settlement 5

Another interesting fact was discovered by researchers found among giant picture on the Nazca Plateau found stylized figures of animals such as whales and monkeys, which in this region are absent by definition. And if in the study of certain historical territory with time we get answers to many questions, in the case of Nasca and Cahuachi going a slightly different process, new facts open to researchers fed all the new questions that have no answers yet.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
back to top

Read also

Interesting facts

Bondi Beach

Australia Sydney ... The population of five million people, Australia's largest city. He is its largest center of industry. And the...

Interesting facts

A Secret alloy – an incomparable Bulat

Bulat one of the most mysterious and interesting alloys in the history of metallurgy. We know very well, as in...

Blog

City on the shore of the Sea of Azov – Y…

The city of Yeisk, although not a tourist Mecca, but almost every summer the number of the city increases several...

Blog

Svetloyar Lake of Legends

In the Nizhny Novgorod region there is a lake up to 40 meters deep. The lake was formed gradually and...

Tourism and winter trips

Tourism and spring trips

Tourism and summer trips

Tourism and autumn trips