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ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX HUACA THE SENTRY



HUACA LA CENTINELA
HUACA THE SENTRY


Huaca The Sentry was an urban great center with ceremonial functions office worker that you/he/she was built in the period late (1100-1350 d.C) denominated intermission and later on modified during the late horizon (1350 -1532) with the annexation of the great dominion Chincha to the Empire of the Inca from Cusco (approximately 1470 d.C). This archaeological complex is constituted by 14 mounds between pyramids and platforms highlighting among them a great structure in a pyramidal way toward the side West, and to the one that many investigators recognize as the temple of Chinchaycamac that was the main adoratorio and huaca of Chinchanos in prehispanic times.



HUACA TAMBO DE MORA
HUACA TAMBO OF MOORISH


The Sentry, jointly with Tambo of Blackberry and Cumbe they are part of oneself urban, quite big and complex group that was the center of the power of the dominion but important of the south coast of Peru.

Before the Spanish conquest the dominion of Chincha town was densely, according to a document of the century XVI call "The Warning", the population of this valley was organized in 6000 merchants, 10000 fishermen and 12000 farmers. Chincha highlighted to be one of the towns but strong and they made warring several expeditions to the mountain even arriving until Collao in current Bolivia.



HUACA LA CUMBE
HUACA CUMBE


The importance of this dominion even stayed with the arrival and imposition of the Inca régime, it is necessary to highlight to it a very well-known episode and commented by the columnists of the Spanish conquest in which refers to the gentleman of Chincha like the only character loaded in you walk the same as Atahuallpa. They count that one day I ask him/her Francisco Pizarro to the captive Inca the reason of this privilege, to what responded Atahuallpa that was about his friend, of the adult Mr. of the Plains, and that it had a hundred thousand rafts in the sea.



HUACA LA CENTINELA
MUSEUM OF PLACE



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