February 18th, 2008

Going in the complete opposite direction to San Pablo, leaving from Chilete, you head towards Contumazá and the ruins of Tantarica.

IncaPeru.orgLittle is known of these ruins as no formal studies have been carried out. Left in ruins, and overgrown with shrubs, what we do know that it was constructed in the same time as Kunturwasi by the same pre-Inca culture, with Tantarica being more of a centre of population than only a place of religious worship.

Huge thick walls still stand forming rooms and passageways that lead to a plaza in which a central stone is placed, partially toppled by grave robbers.

With little attention or money spent on these ruins, or the many dozens of others sitting uncared for, there is little more I can tell you.

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