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Written by Mike Ruggeri   
Saturday, 08 December 2012 18:51
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November 23-March 13, 2013

Museum Rietberg; Zürich, Switzerland Exhibition Chavin

In the narrow valley of Callejón de Conchucos, behind the snow-covered mountains of the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian highlands, lie the ruins of the ceremonial centre of Chavín de Huántar. In Peru everybody knows the three-thousand-year-old building complex; here, very few have ever heard of it. At least 2,500 years before the Inca, on a site exposed to the full force of the elements, people erected a monumental temple, a task that would have involved vast expenditure and enormous labour. With great skill, they shaped the hard stone and decorated the buildings with huge reliefs and mysterious sculptures.

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