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Puruchuco

Inca admin

This site was built by the Inca as an administrative center for their conquered lands along the coast in what is now Lima. It was only used from 1438–1533 but that was long enough to build a very impressive complex.

The site also has one of the largest Inca cemeteries, where archeologists are still hard at work examining tombs that escaped looting.

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Puruchuco is on the eastern edge of the city, about half an hour from Miraflores. Open Tues, Thurs, Sat 10am-3pm.

Lima Archeology

Peru’s Archaeology In-A-Week

North to south, old to older

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Anthony Quiroz Heredia