Trip Start Sep 11, 2008
70Trip End Jan 03, 2009
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There were temples, burial sites, huge open plazas, artesian wells, residential areas etc. only a fraction of the site is open to the public, but you still a get a sense of how enormous this place must have been. Itīs thought that about 30,000 people lived here until they were conquered by the incas in about 1450.
Because itīs made of mud, the city has been badly eroded over time by rains, especially the heavy rains that come with El Nino, which occurs in this region about every 10 years, and is expected to return in a couple of years time, so there is a lot of work going on trying to protect the remains from this, such as covering the original walls with boards onto which exact copies of the carvings etc have been adhered.