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Huaca Pucllana

The ‘Huaca Pucllana’
 

The ‘Huaca Pucllana’ is located on General Borgoño Street block 8, Miraflores, only 15 minutes walk from El Sol. It is composed of typical Lima Culture handmade, sun-dried mud-bricks, and dates back to 200-700AD. The nature of this immense 22-meter-high pyramid indicates its importance, for the common houses of the Lima Culture were built of mud and reeds. It was home to produce administration, trade and commerce as well as to religious ceremonies, functioning as one of the most important ceremonial administrative centres of the Lima Culture. The pyramid itself, where religious activities took place, is internally undivided, but a series of walled courtyards used for administration purposes can be found at its feet. Many food remains have been discovered in the Huaca Pucllana, including llama, alpaca, guinea pigs, mollusks and other crustations. This proves that such foods were not typical of the working class, but of the priestly elite and were probably consumed as part of complex rituals in honor of the land and sea. Other excavated remains include icons and pottery. Pucllana has now become a historical and cultural park sponsored by the Municipality of Miraflores (Municipalidad de Miraflores). The park includes a fascinating museum and shops where handicrafts are for sale.

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