The Sacred City of Caral, in case you didn’t know, is one of the oldest towns ever uncovered, dating back to Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica. It has amazing pyramids, a big circular plaza, and, of course, the massive arena where gladiatorial combat or theater performances would be performed in front of the multitude.
The pyramids you see today were created around 2,600 BC, and while work slowed for a spell around that time, researchers estimate the process lasted until around 2,000 BC. They are around the same age as the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Pyramids built for Cheops, which date from between 2,600 and 2480 BC.
The ancient city of Caral in Peru, according to experts who surveyed the area, must date back around 5,000 years, but what’s really strange about it is that the city’s inhabitants were quite intelligent, as evidenced by the fact that they used underground ducts to keep their fires burning regardless of the weather outside.
Another odd aspect about Caral is that, despite the fact that the region was densely populated, no battlements, weapons, or mutilated remains have ever been unearthed. Instead, the teams found 32 flutes constructed of condor and pelican bones, as well as 37 cornets made of llama and deer bones.
The city itself is estimated to be 60 hectares (150 acres) in size, with a population of well over 3,000 people.
They had multiple big temples in the region, as well as massive mansions and, of course, the absurdly large arena we described earlier. Nobody knows why they understood how to operate ventilation systems all those years ago, which has resulted in a slew of hypotheses to explain it.
Many people assume they learned how to do it from an intelligent extraterrestrial culture, but this is just speculation at this point; no definitive evidence has been produced to support this theory.
The irrigation canals that sprouted up all throughout town, according to Tommie S. Montgomery, were so outstanding that they would be called masters of their art even by today’s standards.
Unfortunately, Caral was abandoned circa 1,800 BC when the occupants were forced to relocate due to a prolonged drought, forcing them to hunt for a new home or risk being buried alive in the sand.
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