Catacaos
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - palaces are separated by alleys or roads.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – palaces are separated by alleys or roads.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – palaces are separated by alleys or roads. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - The newly reconstructed Accla Huasi is seen below. This was the Inca institution where selected girls from all over the empire were educated here and then either distributed to nobility as wives or sent to be sacrificed in th

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – The newly reconstructed Accla Huasi is seen below. This was the Inca institution where selected girls from all over the empire were educated here and then either distributed to nobility as wives or sent to be sacrificed in th

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – The newly reconstructed Accla Huasi is seen below. This was the Inca institution where selected girls from all over the empire were educated here and then either distributed to nobility as wives or sent to be sacrificed in th a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - Archaeological excavation and restoration continues here but it is difficult to keep the sand from covering up the exposed buildings.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – Archaeological excavation and restoration continues here but it is difficult to keep the sand from covering up the exposed buildings.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – Archaeological excavation and restoration continues here but it is difficult to keep the sand from covering up the exposed buildings. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - This is the remains of a colonnade, which is unusual in the new world. The lumps are the bases of the columns. It is thought to have been a marketplace.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – This is the remains of a colonnade, which is unusual in the new world. The lumps are the bases of the columns. It is thought to have been a marketplace.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – This is the remains of a colonnade, which is unusual in the new world. The lumps are the bases of the columns. It is thought to have been a marketplace. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - The city is now a barren heap of sand and sandstone without a shred of vegetation. It was a sacred city for over 1000 years and the god Pachacamac was still worshipped here when the Spaniards came and destroyed the city.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – The city is now a barren heap of sand and sandstone without a shred of vegetation. It was a sacred city for over 1000 years and the god Pachacamac was still worshipped here when the Spaniards came and destroyed the city.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – The city is now a barren heap of sand and sandstone without a shred of vegetation. It was a sacred city for over 1000 years and the god Pachacamac was still worshipped here when the Spaniards came and destroyed the city. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com...
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - looking north from the site the desert lies to the left and then a modern settlement on the right. There was a road that is barely visible today, which pilgrims followed to this site for over 1000 years.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – looking north from the site the desert lies to the left and then a modern settlement on the right. There was a road that is barely visible today, which pilgrims followed to this site for over 1000 years.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – looking north from the site the desert lies to the left and then a modern settlement on the right. There was a road that is barely visible today, which pilgrims followed to this site for over 1000 years. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - This temple held the statue of Pachacamac when the Spaniards came and destroyed it.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – This temple held the statue of Pachacamac when the Spaniards came and destroyed it.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – This temple held the statue of Pachacamac when the Spaniards came and destroyed it. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 -There are fairly large and wide city streets separating the buildings

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 -There are fairly large and wide city streets separating the buildings

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 -There are fairly large and wide city streets separating the buildings a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - Some of the palaces like this one are several stories high with ramps going up to the upper floors.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – Some of the palaces like this one are several stories high with ramps going up to the upper floors.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – Some of the palaces like this one are several stories high with ramps going up to the upper floors. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - Temple of The Sun with a view of teh valley extending to the sea where irrigated agriculture is visible. Once these were very green valleys that supported large populations.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – Temple of The Sun with a view of teh valley extending to the sea where irrigated agriculture is visible. Once these were very green valleys that supported large populations.

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – Temple of The Sun with a view of teh valley extending to the sea where irrigated agriculture is visible. Once these were very green valleys that supported large populations. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 - ramps like this are characteristic of the sitemp

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – ramps like this are characteristic of the sitemp

Peru, Pachacamac 2008-10-31 – ramps like this are characteristic of the sitemp a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Peru, Catacaos 2008-10-28 - Vendor selling  turtle eggs which are prized for increasing sex drive but are also protected as endangered

Peru, Catacaos 2008-10-28 – Vendor selling turtle eggs which are prized for increasing sex drive but are also protected as endangered

Peru, Catacaos 2008-10-28 – Vendor selling turtle eggs which are prized for increasing sex drive but are also protected as endangered a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The main street of the town is lined with vendors selling souvenirs with a local flavor, some of them explicitly sexual. This is...