Peru’s pyramid city of Caral

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Located just 200 miles north of Lima, Peru, it’s the oldest city in the Americas.

Surrounded by both desert and mountains, it’s notable for large pyramids that are more than 5,000 years old. And in 2009, it was put on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.

Check out these images of the ancient city of Caral, in the Supe Valley.

Peru’s pyramid city of Caral

Peru’s pyramid city of Caral

Located just 200 miles north of Lima, Peru, it's the oldest city in the Americas. Surrounded by both desert and mountains, it's notable for large pyramids that are more than 5,000 years old. And in 2009, it was put on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list.
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