Caral is one of the most ancient cities of the America's and possibly of the entire world, and is a well-studied site of the Norte Chico civilization. As more of the city's secrets are uncovered, archaeologists at the ruins are pressing to make it one of Peru's top tourist attractions. Caral was inhabited between roughly 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE, enclosing an area of 66 hectares. Caral was described by its excavators as the oldest urban center in the Americas, a claim that was later challenged as other ancient sites were found nearby.

In this video Julio climbs up the nearby mountain to get a better view of the site. To read more about
Caral and the Backpacker Tariy Series visit karikuy.org/blog .

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