Peruvian archaeologists have found a pre-hispanic temple of great proportions used by the Wari civilization in the Espiritu Pampa archeological site in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.
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According to Javier Fonseca, the lead archaeologist in the site, the temple is a D-shaped structure. At its center, another D-shaped structure was uncovered.
"Due to its symbolic and expressive location, it is considered that the small structure served as astronomical observatory or a place where ancient Waris made magical-religious rituals," the Cusco Direction of Peru's Ministry of Culture reported.
Within the Temple, archeologists found animal teeth, needles, silver crowns, brooches, bottles and ceremonial ceramic vessels. Next to the D-shaped structure, they uncovered evidence of Inca structures that have cuadrangular and rectangular shapes.
The objects found will be subjected to a conservation process in Cusco.