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Old November 13th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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Temple unearthed


In Peru they have discovered a 4000 year old temple
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #2

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4,000 years?!?!?! wow that like Sumerian times
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #3

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you mean year 4,000 B.C.???
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Lordy, That would say that they were the before the Olmecs!
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Lordy, That would say that they were the before the Olmecs!
Peru absolutely was developed earlier than the Olmecs.

There are sites in Peru - Caral is a good example - that predate the Olmecs altogether by many centuries, and are much larger than anything ever built by Olmec culture (not until the appearance of the Maya did anything comparable appear in Mesoamerica).

Caral was first settled around 2600BC ... whereas the Olmecs don't appear until about 1200 BC.
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What was the name of the group that settled there? do you know?
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What was the name of the group that settled there? do you know?
Norte Chico.
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Thought I would revive this interesting thread to submit a nice article on Caral:
Caral: the oldest town in the New World
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The next question is what civilization could have been building pyramids in Peru at the same time as the pyramids in Egypt?
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Pyramids age maybe?
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