Chankillo, a fortified hilltop site
Chankillo, a fortified hilltop site, The fortress covers 4 square kms and is unusual in it defensive layout in terms of ancient Peruvian warfare. The 13 towers visible in the distance are interpreted as being a Pre-Columbian solar observatory, used probably for ritual calendrical purposes. Peru. 4th C BC. Casma valley, north coast of Peru. (Photo by Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)
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