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Definition

Pachacamac, located on the coast of Peru and 32 km south of Lima, was an important sacred site, oracle, and place of burial, which was visited by pilgrims of many ancient Andean cultures, including the Incas. The site, active for over 2,000 years, was named after the god of the same name (Pacha Kamaq) who was worshipped there and considered the 'Maker of the Earth' by coastal peoples.

More about: Pachacamac

Timeline

  • c. 1425 - 1532
    The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
  • 1471 - 1493
    The sacred site of Pachacamac is taken over by the Incas.
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