Chankillo: A 2300-year-old solar observatory in coastal Peru

Ivan Ghezzi, Clive Ruggles

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Resumen

The Thirteen Towers of Chankillo run north to south along a low ridge within a fourth-century B.C.E. ceremonial complex in north coastal Peru. From evident observing points within the adjacent buildings to the west and east, they formed an artificial toothed horizon that spanned-almost exactly-the annual rising and setting arcs of the Sun. The Chankillo towers thus provide evidence of early solar horizon observations and of the existence of sophisticated Sun cults, preceding the Sun pillars of Incaic Cusco by almost two millennia.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)1239-1243
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónScience
Volumen315
EstadoPublicada - 2 mar. 2007
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