Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chan Chan, Peru

600 years ago, it was the largest city in the Americas. The Chimu' capital, with ten thousand structures, some walls 30 feet high, all in a maze of passageways and streets. Their palaces and temples were decorated with elaborate friezes. Some were hundreds of feet long.

While it was fabulously wealthy it lacked fresh water.

It is threatened today by too much water. Torrential rains are washing away the city. Catch it while you can.

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