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Viracochapampa, general plan c. 750–800

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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
The modern Peruvian departments of La Libertad and Lambayeque, which extend nearly 250 miles along the Pacific Coast north of Ancash, contain the principal remains of the Middle and Late periods of central Andean archaeological history. Two civilizations dominated the region: Mochica, which flourished from about 250 B.C. until after A.D. 700, and Chimu, governed by a dynasty enduring from about 1370 until the Inca conquest of the north coast valleys before 1470. The six centuries between …
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Related print edition pages: pp.379-410

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