BRIEF HISTORY REVIEW
It was built more than 2,000 years ago, in the coastal area of Peru and only 400 kms. from Lima located near Casma.
The archaeological place dates III Century B.C. (Final Formative period). It consists of several circular structures fortified with thick stone walls and plastered with mud, besides 13 towers from which it was observed the movements of the Sun. The towers are located above a hill and in his surroundings, celebrations must of been made of important religious and political ceremonies during the solstices and the equinoxes, before the presence of thousands of pilgrims' that arrived every year.
Before these investigations Chanquillo was considered a fortress with eminently military functions and it was related with the Mochica Culture of the First Regional Development (200-600. C.).