Adobe bricks leading up to the top of the Huaca Pucllana pyramid in Lima, Peru.

Among the many ancient ruins in Peru, travelers may not expect to find pyramids. Yet, right in the heart of the urban center of Lima sits Huaca Pucllana. (“Huaca” meaning “pyramid” or “temple” in Quechua). Now a grandiose and iconic structure, not too long ago we almost lost this archeological treasure to history. However, thanks to investigative and conservation efforts of the last several decades, generations to come will be able to enjoy and learn from this cultural Peruvian heritage.

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