Photos: The Lost Pyramids of Peru

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Caral Pyramid Complex, just three hours north of Lima is one of the largest Pyramid fields in the world and is even officially noted as the oldest city of the Americas. It’s construction is attributed to the Norte Chico

As mentioned, the heart of the site covers 150 acres and contains six stone platform mounds – pyramids. The largest mound measures 154 by 138 metres, though it rises only to a height of twenty metres; two sunken plazas are at the base of the mound and a large plaza connects all the mounds. The largest pyramid of Peru was terraced with a staircase leading up to an atrium-like platform, culminating in a flattened 1 2 3