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Caral

CaralArchaeological site with the remains of the most important settlement of the Caral civilization and early structures of a city. The Caral civilization had its origins around 5000 BC. and its peak at the same time as the ancient cultures in Egypt, India, Mesopotania and China, making it the oldest civilization in America. Caral is considered the cradle of Andean civilization and the origin of the Quechua language.

 

Geographical location

184 km north of Lima, 23 km from the coast in the Supe valley.

 

CaralAltitude

350 m.

Extension

66 ha.

 

Average temperature

January: 21 C, February: 21,8 C, March: 21,5 C, April: 20,2 C, May: 18,3 C, June: 17,0 C, July: 16,5 C, August: 16,1 C, September: 16,5 C, October: 17,1 C, November: 18,2 C, December: 19,4 C.

Average high and low temperature

January: 25,7 C / 16,4 C, February: 26,6 C / 17,1 C, March: 26,3 C / 16,7 C, April: 25,0 C / 15,5 C, May: 22,8 C / 13,8 C, June: 21,3 C / 12,8 C, July: 20,8 C / 12,3 C, August: 20,4 C / 11,9 C, September: 20,8 C / 12,2 C, October: 21,6 C / 12,7 C, November: 22,9 C / 13,6 C, December: 24,4 C / 14,5 C. 

 

Average rainfall

January: 3 mm, February: 4 mm, March: 2 mm, April: 1 mm, May: 1 mm, June: 1 mm, July: 1 mm, August: 1 mm, September: 1 mm, October: 2 mm, November: 1 mm, December: 1 mm. 

Source of statistical data: es.climate-data.org.

Photo: ANDINA.



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Caral   PTW-LIM008

Caral

1 day

Caral, north of Lima in the Supe Valley, was the center of America's oldest civilization.

     
     










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