Chavin (Archaeological Site) (UNESCO/NHK)

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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 June 2016
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The archaeological site of Chavin gave its name to the culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes. This former place of worship is one of the earliest and best-known pre-Columbian sites. Its appearance is striking, with the complex of terraces and squares, surrounded by structures of dressed stone, and the mainly zoomorphic ornamentation.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

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UNESCO, . (2016, June 14). Chavin (Archaeological Site) (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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UNESCO, . "Chavin (Archaeological Site) (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 14, 2016.

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UNESCO, . "Chavin (Archaeological Site) (UNESCO/NHK)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Jun 2016. Web. 27 Jul 2021.