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Peru History and Culture


Evidence of settlement in Peru dates back thousands of years but, except for some scattered ruins, little is known of these early peoples.
In about 1250 BC groups such as the Chavνn, Chimϊ, Nazca, and Tiahuanaco migrated into the region from the north. The Chimϊ built the city of Chan Chan about AD 1000, ruins of which remain today.

The Native American heritage of Peru is one of the richest in South America. Although Spain gave Peru its language, religion, and rulers, the civilization of the Inca has left its traces throughout Peruvian culture.
Archaeological excavations have uncovered monumental remains of Native American societies. Architecture of the Spanish colonial period, a fusion of Spanish and Native American forms, is called Creole. In art today, the indigenist school pointedly interprets 20th-century Peru in a Native American mode.


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