New finds uncovered at Wari complex in Peru

A number of underground galleries, mausoleums, astronomical tables and human remains were found at the archaeological complex of Wari in Peru's central Andean region of Ayacucho, reported Jose Ochatoma, lead archaeologist of the excavation project.

New finds uncovered at Wari complex in Peru
Burial chambers at the archaeological complex of Wari in Peru's central
Andean region of Ayacucho [Credit: Adventures in Peruvia]
Research work is carried around the area, in Monqachayuq and Vegachayuq Moqo sectors, where the above-mentioned vestiges were uncovered.

According to Ochatoma, such remains are from the Wari culture, the first Andean empire that then took part of the Incan dominion.

In this sense, Peruvian archaeologist highlighted the importance of the project and recent discoveries made in the area stretching more than 2,000 hectares.

Wari culture -with its heartland in Ayacucho, located in the Peruvian south-central highlands- was one of the first empires in ancient Peru that included neighborhoods , palaces, houses and temples during the Middle Horizon (A.D. 600--1000).

Source: Andina [July 21, 2014]

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