Pre-Inca Culture, developed among 400 B.C. and 120 A.C. They inhabited the
Collao plateau (surrounding areas of the Titicaca Lake), extending their domain to Arequipa, north coast of Chile and a great
part of Bolivia. Its cultural influence reached the coast and North Andean part
of Peru. Its cultural center was located in the citadel of Tiahuanaco, in
territory of Bolivia.
Nation dedicated to the agriculture, potato, quinua (Peruvian grain),
breeding of llamas and alpacas, and fishing in the Titicaca Lake.
They developed a multicolor artistic ceramic in which they used geometric
drawings as decorations, outstanding their big ceremonial glasses. They also
developed the sculpture with representations of anthropomorphous divinities,
with some characteristics of felines, snakes, and hawks, some of which reach up
to 7 m. height.
Citadel of Tiahuanaco:
Pre-Inca City located at 21 km. southeast of the Titicaca Lake, in territory
of Bolivia. Cultural center of this nation, big stone constructions, in which
outstands the fortress of Acapana, the palace of Calasaya and the "Puerta
del Sol" (Door of the Sun) that has sculpted on its front a calendar and
the image of a divinity.
MUSEUMS: To appreciate the invaluable
ceramic pieces, sculptures and lances you can go to the Museo
Arqueológico del Perú, Larco Herrera, De la Nación in the
city of Lima.