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Pre-Inca Ruins

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If you’re looking to explore pre-Inca ruins and want to find the best places to view Pre-Inca history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of pre-Inca ruins and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Pre-Inca sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring these pre-Incan ruins .

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Pre-Inca sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Pre-Inca sites : Site Index

  • Cahuachi Cahuachi
    Cahuachi is an ancient site of the Nazca civilization in Peru.
    Photo by Václav Synáček (cc)

  • Cerro Patapo Cerro Patapo
    Cerro Patapo was the site of a city of the Wari civilisation only discovered in 2008.

  • Chan Chan Chan Chan
    Chan Chan in Peru was the capital of the Chimu civilisation and is a UNESCO listed site.
    Photo by Bruno Girin (cc)

  • Chauchilla Cemetery Chauchilla Cemetery
    Chauchilla Cemetery is a fascinating ancient burial ground with Peru’s largest display of mummified bodies in their original graves.
    Photo by sancho_panza (cc)

  • El Brujo El Brujo
    El Brujo is an early Chimu archaeological site in Peru.
    Photo by Veronique Debord (cc)

  • Nazca Lines Nazca Lines
    The Nazca Lines are ancient earth drawings in Peru and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Royal Sipan Tombs Royal Sipan Tombs
    The Sipan Tomb Museum holds the treasures of the 4th century tomb of the Moche Lord of Sipan.

  • The Moche Temples The Moche Temples
    The Moche Temples are two ancient adobe pyramid temples in Peru.

  • Tiwanaku Tiwanaku
    Tiwanaku in Bolivia was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilisation and is a UNESCO listed site.
    Photo by mishmoshimoshi (cc)

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