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The largest pre-Hispanic city (26,500 inhabitants) was the religious and administrative capital of the kingdom of Gran Chimu (1100 and 1500 AD). Built over an area of 8 miles², its walls reach 12 metres in height and present splendid relief decorations with geometrical patterns and profiled zoomorphic designs. A Unesco world heritage site since 1986, it is divided into several sectors: administrative, residential, funerary, in addition to gardens, palaces and foodstores.

  • Chan Chan citadel , Chan Chan, Peru , Peru
    Chan Chan, Peru

    The capital of the Chimu Empire, Chan Chan was the largest city in pre-Columbian America

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  • Chan Chan citadel , Peru
    Chan Chan citadel
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  • Chan Chan citadel , Peru
    Chan Chan citadel
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  • Chan Chan citadel , Peru
    Chan Chan citadel
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  • Chan Chan citadel , Peru
    Chan Chan citadel
    © Michael Zysman
  • Chan Chan citadel , Peru
    Chan Chan citadel
    © Rafal Cichawa / 123RF
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