barren view, desertic low dunes and an infinite landscape,
then almost inmediately a litlle valley, such a paradaise
in the middle of almost nothing, between two long rows of
mountains. The Andes themself in its bitrh place, not less
challenging for that. Hold your breath and keep looking, while
a strong breese whisper at your ear a suggest: this place
holded something amazing. Maybe 66 hc. dont seem like a world,
but there was a time when this place became one, strange,
unique... the oldest of Southamerica...
The ancient city of Caral, or what we can see now of it, is
located 182Km. north from Lima, Peruís capital city, in the
small Supe valley, which is being feed today by no more than
ocassional flows of water. Against all you can think about
it, this is not another inca remains. No my friend, its inhabitants
dont even dream about the wonders of that empire. They just
did something that could be consider as incredible, they build
a civilization: monumental piramids, temples, residential
zones and a social organization to keep it together working
in a very complex system that made them the centre of a large
group of 18 ancient towns. You are not wrong, Caral was more
than can even imagine today.
Many pictures and stories you could find about it, but that
breeze, that eternal desert, that marvellouse view of what
it was, it is and it represents will always invite you to
visit it, to love it, ande before all that... to dream it.
Interesanting? Want to visit this place?