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Mateo Salado

Pyramids from 1100AD

This archeological complex contains five pyramids, uncreatively named A, B, C, D, and E. Don’t let that stop you, though. This is one of the most interesting places in Lima. It was the administrative center of the Ychsma, who flourished from 1100-1450, when they were conquered by the Inca. The Yschma were a confederation of small nations that inhabited what is now the Lima metropolitan region.

The un-Inca name comes from an odd quirk in history. A French Lutheran monk named Matheus Saladé lived there as a hermit until he was killed by the Spanish Inquisition in 1573.

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Mateo Salado is open Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am-3pm.

Lima Archeology

San Isidro

Peru’s Archaeology In-A-Week

North to south, old to older

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Wikimedia commons