In a surprising turn of events, archaeologists in Peru have discovered an ancient over 400 polychrome wall in northern Peru. Archaeologists believe that this wall must have been a part of some special temple for ceremonies. It is considered a huge discovery as the newly-found wall tells a lot about different cultures that prevailed in the region during that period.
For those who don’t know, polychrome brickwork is a way of making buildings that was first used in the pre-ceramic period. Polychrome brickwork has various shades of bricks, like red, brown, yellow, cream, blue and black. All these coloured bricks were used in patterns.
These patterns were then used in the construction of important parts of buildings, like the arches around windows so that they look beautiful and unique. These were also used on walls for decoration purposes.
The wall was initially found by farmers who were working in their fields back in 2020. They accidentally discovered the wall and soon after, archaeologist Feren Castillo along with his team started the digging process in the region and three years later, the colourful result is in front of the world.
The experts from the team said, “Three years later we started a new procedure whose results showed us its age…Today we are sure it’s a building…[from] the Pre-ceramic Period (the initial period of the Andean civilizations) between 4,000 and 4,500 years ago.”
As per archaeologist, the wall is approximately three m in height. The most interesting feature of this wall is the triangular geometric lines, decorating the wall with the hints of red and yellow shades. As per the archeologist, “The most important section…must have been a pre-ceramic temple, with a hearth at its centre that we will likely be able to excavate later.”
Northern Peru has been attracting archaeologists from across the globe for a long time. Several interesting and valuable discoveries have been made in the region. Peru is home to Machu Picchu, which is probably one of the biggest archaeological discoveries of all time. The destination comprises the remnants of the Inca Empire.
Source : Times Travel