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Caral

This millenary city occupies 66 hectares, comprised of monumental pyramidal structures and dozens of architectural groups built with stone and clay. Its organizational model influenced the development of all Peruvian civilizations. The Inca culture flourished 4400 years after Caral.

Caral represents the oldest civilization in America, developed almost simultaneously with those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. The inhabitants of Peru were at least 1500 years more advanced than those of Mesoamerica.

The Sacred City of Caral lies in the fertile Supe valley, in the middle of an arid desert, 182 km north of Lima. For its size and architectural complexity, it's the most outstanding urban settlement of all those identified in the new continent between 3000 and 2000 B.C.

Children's graves have been excavated showing some buried with dresses and necklaces as an expression of their high social position. Among the many excavated objects, a group of 70 flutes, mainly elaborated in condor and pelican bones, confirms the collective musical practice of the Caral society, an artistic tradition that would be part of the Andean cultural inheritance from this point onwards.

The magic religious Andean ideas totally influenced all aspects of the daily and public life of society in general. These were demonstrated with frequency in the agricultural practices, especially those linked to corn and potato; likewise they linked to the health and fecundity of cattle. This is why they were offered to invoke the Sun, the Huamani and the Mamapacha.

The conopas were small idols that were revered to invoke the fecundity of the people of Caral and the abundance of its crops. The canopa of the corn was called saramama; the canopa of the corn "papamama" and the canopa of the coca "cocamama".

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