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Chan Chan: The Largest Adobe City in the World

Chan Chan in Peru was and still is a maze of adobe walls adorned with Pre-Columbian designs. Archaeologists have been studying the site for years, and even up until now, they are still unsure as to how many inhabitants called Chan Chan their home.

Within the confines of the city there were religious buildings, cemeteries, reservoirs, communal gardens, residences, and some other structures that may have been used to house food and supplies.

Interestingly enough, there was a class system at Chan Chan, much like the districts are separated today. Social classes were sectioned off in nine “citadels” where they lived, worked, and carried on with their daily lives.

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February 1st, 2010

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Stranger to the World

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