Lima, Pachcamac, Huana Pullacana, National Museum
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September 10th, 2008 – by: genkeeper
The previous night, Kristi and I pulled into our hostel, I headed to the restroom to freshen up and then returned to our room to find that Kristi had already made a new friend. Charlie, a fellow die-hard archaeology fan, had overheard Kristi and I talking and had hunted down his fellow Americans. The three of us spent the next day making the rounds of important sites and stops in Lima.
First thing in the morning, Charlie, Kristi and I rented a taxi for the day, which enabled us to reach some of the sites that are located outside Lima. Our first stop though was the SUPPOSEDLY awesome National Museum, well awesome according to the Lonely Planet. Turned out it wasn't quite so awesome in person.
Next up was Pachacamac, which easily surpassed the National Museum in the cool-archaeological-stuff category. Pachcamac was ancient Incan cult, religious and administrative center. The Adobe Pyramid was kind of small, but had a great view from the top of it. The site, at least when we visited it, had almost no guards so we were really able to explore it.
Huana Pullacana is a mudbrick adobe pyramid located in the heart of Miraflores, which is near downtown Lima. It has an interesting location and is an amazingly well preserved example of an Incan mudbrick Adobe Pyramid.
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