UNESCO declares Peru’s Chankillo of Áncash a World Heritage Site

Peru proposed the Chankillo archaeological complex in Áncash, where researchers believe that direct astronomical observations were conducted between 500 and 200 BC.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - UNESCO this Tuesday (27) announced its decision to include in the World Heritage List the Chankillo solar observatory and ceremonial center, located on the Peru coast of Áncash.

UNESCO's 44th session of the World Heritage Committee - based in the southeastern Chinese city of Fuzhou, although it is mostly held online - approved the Peruvian candidacy thus becoming the country's 13th entry on the list.

Researchers believe that direct astronomical observations were made at the Chankillo archaeological complex between 500 and 200 B.C., following the annual motion of the sun to adjust religious festivities and . . .

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