3,000-Year-Old "Condor's Passageway" Discovered at Peru Temple Site

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3,000-Year-Old-Condor's-Passageway-Discovered-at-Peru-Temple-SiteArchaeologists in Peru have discovered a 3,000-year-old sealed passageway, dubbed the "Condor's Passageway", at a temple site associated with the ancient Chavín culture.

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  • This corridor is believed to lead to additional chambers within the vast temple complex.

  • The Chavín culture is renowned for its impressive artistic achievements, often representing birds and cats in its artwork.

Chavin de Huantar:

  • Chavin de Huantar is an archaeological site located approximately 190 miles (306 km) northeast of Lima, Peru.

  • The site was an important centre of the Chavín culture, which flourished around 1,500–550 BCE.

  • Chavín de Huantar is one of the oldest and best-known pre-Columbian sites, predating the rise of the Inca Empire by more than 2,000 years.

  • It served as the centre of social, political and religious activities in the Andean highlands.

  • The Chavín people developed a sophisticated society with a complex religious hierarchy and an extensive trading network.

  • Chavín de Huantar's impressive stone buildings, terraces and plazas showcase intricate anthropomorphic and zoomorphic bas-relief carvings.

  • In recognition of its cultural importance, Chavín de Huantar was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

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