Category: Archeology

The huanca or sacred stone at Caral, the site of the oldest civilization in the Americas.

Caral: The Oldest Civilization in the Americas

Caral was already a thriving metropolis when the great Pyramids of Egypt were only being built!!

A skeleton next to a ceramic pot at the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Lambayeque.

A northern journey to ancient treasures in Peru

Peru’s ancient treasures in the northern cities of Chiclayo and Trujillo rival those of any archaeological site in the Americas.

The adobe ruins of Chan Chan built by the Chimu culture, major pre-Incan civilization in Peru.

Pre-Incan Civilizations in Peru and the Ancient Andes

This introduction to Peru’s other civilizations aims to balance the one-sided vision of Peruvian history and inspire a visit to pre-Inca ruin sites scattered across Peru.

Inca ruins built from stone in the cloud forest along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Ruins: 5 Amazing Sites You’ll See Along the Way

Read up on the fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit while hiking the Inca Trail. These Inca Trail ruins are well worth exploring on your trek.

Huaca Pucllana, an adobe archaeological complex found in the Miraflores district of Lima.

Ruins in Lima: Archaeological Sites in Peru’s Capital

You should not dismiss Lima so quickly as there are a few noteworthy sites in the city and around that will be of interest to many history lovers.

The Huaca del Sol, an adobe pyramid built by the Moche civilization near present-day Trujillo.

The archaeological wonders of northern Peru

Interested in Peru beyond Macchu Picchu? Check out archaeological wonders of northern Peru and learn about pre-Incan civilizations.