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Incan Sanctuary Opened to Tourists

Posted: Nov. 28th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Perimeter of the Inca Sanctuary of Pachacamac

With a series of pyramids and ramps, an ancient Incan oracle sanctuary has been opened for tourism recently and the location, quite near to the country's most-visited city Lima, should make the site a hotspot for those looking for history and adventure. I'd suggest going before the same thing that happened to Chichen Itza happens there and they shut down the most interesting spots due to oversaturation and graffiti.

Peru has opened up a tourist attraction in which hikers view a site that held an oracle consulted by Incan leaders pondering big decisions such as whether to go to war.

The sanctuary, known as Pachacamac, features a series of pyramids with ramps to climb up and a palace. It took archeologists more than two years to prepare the so-called Route of the Pilgrims, which rises up 1,250 meters (4,100 feet) and opened Saturday.

Pachacamac featured a venerated image that was said to represent the god of earthquakes.


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