Thursday, February 7, 2013

National Archeological Park of Tierradentro - Colombia

Thanks to Sapic, i've a new Unesco site from Colombia, National Archeological Park of Tierradentro, on the WHS list since 1995. This park is located in the jurisdiction of the municipality of Inza, Department of Cauca, in the south-western part of the country.

Photo by Patrick Rouillard
Several monumental statues of human figures can be seen in the park, which also contains many hypogea dating from the 6th to the 10th century. These huge underground tombs (some burial chambers are up to 12 m wide) are decorated with motifs that reproduce the internal decor of homes of the period. They reveal the social complexity and cultural wealth of a pre-Hispanic society in the northern Andes. - in:

1 comment:

agi said...

wow this place looks amazing..!