213,039 members
3,294,448 photos
8,141,879 comments
 

JustMe73's Fotothing

Browse.Upload
and share
your photos
Browse.Explore
our fantastic photo library
Friends.Make Friends
Join our community and have some fun
Photos 31 - 35 of 117

1074 views

The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America, Chan Chan is an archaeological site located in the Peruvian region of "La Libertad", five km west of Trujillo. Covering an area of approximately 20 km², Chan Chan was constructed by the Chimor (the kingdom of the Chimú), a late intermediate period civilization which grew out of the remnants of the Moche civilization. The vast mud city of Chan Chan was built between c.850 and c.1470 and was the imperial capital until Chimor was conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. It is estimated that 30,000 people lived in the city of Chan Chan. Chan Chan was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The city is severely threatened by erosion from El Niño, which causes heavy rains and flooding on the Peruvian coast.
Friends
More latest photos

Comments on this photo:

Nov 14 2007 08:38 GMT juanse
WOW....I was there many years ago!!!! thank you for the history class....well done series...
Nov 14 2007 08:40 GMT JustMe73
Thank you :-)
Unfortunately the time was too short. I could walk around there for weeks !!!
Dec 14 2007 21:43 GMT nicoalfredo
EXCELENT DESCRIPTION AND SHOT !!!!!!!!!
I HOPE TO GO THERE NEXT YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 14 2007 23:37 GMT JustMe73
Hey nicoalfredo, thank you so much!!! :-)

FT2