By the time the Spanish arrived in Peru at the beginning of the 16th Century the Chachapoya people had already been subsumed in to the great Inca Empire. Although they had resisted the Incas fiercely, the lands of these Warriors of the Clouds as they were known had been annexed and had been forced to adopt the customs and culture of their conquerors. Yet they left one thing behind – the strange sarcophagi in which they would bury their dead.
A huge mysterious door-like structure has been discovered in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometres from the city of Puno has long been revered by local indians as the City of the Gods. It has never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain.
Nazca Lines---Nazca Desert---in southern Peru--- a series of ancient geoglyphs depicting spiders, monkeys and more ranging from the simple to the complex and thought to be from the Nazca culture--400-650 AD. World Heritage Site.