Archaeologists discover passageways under Peruvian temple

STORY: Under this 3,000 year old temple in the Peruvian Andes

Location: Ancash, Peru

archaeologists have discovered a network of passageways

Chavin de Huantar temple was once a religious and administrative center

At least 35 passageways have been found over years of excavations

They were built between the years 1,200 and 200 B.C.

[John Rick, Archaeologist, Stanford University]

"It's a passageway, but it's very different, it's a different form of construction. It has features from earlier periods that we've never seen in passageways. There wasn’t just one stone bowl, there were two.”

Chavin de Huantar was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985

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