Unesco declares the Chankillo archaeological site as World Heritage

  • August 5, 2021
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Ceremonial center and solar observatory is located in the province of Casma, in Áncash

The Unesco World Heritage Committee declared today the ceremonial center and solar observatory of Chankillo, located on the coast of Ancash, a World Heritage Site, it was reported. See here the photo gallery

In the decision of the Unesco Committee, which meets in the southeastern city of Fuzhou in China, Chankillo was declared an archaeoastrological site.

He highlighted that the archaeological site has a set of constructions built in a desert landscape and a series of natural characteristics that, together, work as a perfect solar calendar, using markers that allow observing the movement of the sun along the horizon throughout the year. .