The Sacred City of Caral-Supe is located
in the Barranca province in
Peru's Caral-Supe ancient city added to Unesco’s World Heritage List
June 28, 2009. Source:
Peru's Sacred City of Caral-Supe, the oldest centre of civilization in the Americas, was inscribed on
Unesco’s World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to Unesco.
The 5000-year-old 626-hectare archaeological site of The Sacred City of Caral-Supe is situated on a dry desert terrace overlooking the green valley of the Supe river...
The mother of all civilizations
16 Dec 2007. Source:
The Times of
India, Shobhan Saxena,TNN
The ruins were so magnificent and sprawling that some people believed that the aliens from a faraway
galaxy had built the huge pyramids that stood in the desert across the Andes.
Some historians believed that the complex society, which existed at that time, was born out of fear and war.
They looked for the telltale signs of violence that they believed led to the creation of this
But, they could not find even a hint of any warfare. It was baffling. Even years after Ruth Shady Solis found
the ancient city of pyramids at Caral in Peru, it continues to surprise historians around the world. It took
Ruth Shady many years and many rounds of carbon dating to prove that the earliest known
civilization in South
Americas - at 2,627 BC - was much older than the Harappa Valley towns and the pyramids of Egypt...
Explore Peru's 5000-year-old
Monday, October 16, 2006: Associated Press by
CARAL, Peru - A sudden wind gust blows eerily
down from rocky Andean foothills, kicking up a cinnamon-colored cloud over
the moonscape of ruins that is the oldest city in the Americas. The sky is a
crisp blue. All around in the Supe River Valley are lush fields of onion and
corn. We are in Caral, three hours and nearly 5,000 years from contemporary
Lima, Peru's bustling capital, and we've spent the last half-hour or so on a
bumpy drive from the coast, along a dirt road blocked periodically by
bleating herds of goats and sheep. Caral made headlines in 2001 when
researchers carbon-dated material from the city back to 2627 B.C. It is a
must-see for archaelogy enthusiasts...
Tourism increasing to ancient
city in Peru
Friday, September 01, 2006. Source: The
Vancouver Sun, Canadian Press
Tourism is increasing to the ancient Sacred City of
Caral, Peru, which was discovered in 1994 and
is located two hours from Lima.
Archeologists have been working to preserve and restore the site, and that
work will continue.
The city is more than 5,000 years old and is considered to be the oldest
city in the Americas. Located in the Supe Valley, it is easily accessible by
the Pan-American Highway. Machu Picchu,
located in Cuzco, is probably the country's
best-known ancient site, but Caral predates the Incan ruins by several
Peru opens Caral ruins to tourists
Hundreds of years before the Incas built
Machu Picchu, the Caral civilization was at work on the Sacred City of Caral.
Now Peru's Proyecto Especial Arqueologico Caral-Supe (Caral-Supe Special
Archeological Project) is busily restoring this archaeological treasure, and
it is inviting tourists who visit Lima to come and have a look. Located in
the Supe Valley, the historic site is about two hours north of Lima and
easily accessible by the Pan-American Highway...
Above: Archeologists in Peru have found a "quipu"
on the site of the oldest city in the Americas, indicating the device, a
sophisticated arrangement of knots and strings used to convey detailed
information, was in use thousands of years earlier than previously believed.
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