Ancient Peruvian carvings

Ancient Peruvian carvings

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Credit: PASQUALE SORRENTINO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ancient Peruvian carvings. Bas-relief carvings excavated at a temple (Huaca Gloria) at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological site, in northern Peru. The temple was built by the Lambayeque people, also referred to as the Sican culture. These pre-Inca people inhabited an area on the coastline of what is now northern Peru for several hundred years (750 to 1375). These column carvings represent monkeys. Photographed in 2009.

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