PERU: “CHAVIN THE HUANTAR”- FROM HISTORY BOOKS TO REALITY!! by



Journal Notes

PERU: “CHAVIN THE HUANTAR”- FROM HISTORY BOOKS TO REALITY!!

I am not the kind of person who likes travelling a lot, but the adventure I experienced in “Huaraz”, made me completely change my mind.

“Huaraz” is the capital of “Ancash”, department of Peru, located in the north of, and 8 hours from “Lima”. The outward journey was quite tranquil given that it was during the night, however, throughout the journey I could not sleep at all and to make things worse, my tablet ran out of battery so neither could I listen to some music, but thank that, I guess I could appreciate how beautiful was to witness the great amount of stars in the sky and the huge mountains through the window.

When I was at “Chavin de Hunatar”, one of the districts of “Ancash”, it was like after having seen and heard everything that was said about this place in history books back in my days as a student, and all the wonders and mysteries lying now were becoming reality. You know it is different to see what something is said about in books, and to see it with your own eyes. Among many tourist attractions the one I was eager to see the most, was the “Archeology Monument of Chavin”, therein, lay the famous “Cabezas Clavas”, the famous historical piece that was found in all my history books, and which, personally, I longed to see myself so bad!. These “Cabezas Clavas”, (translated in English would be something like Nailed Heads) were the guards of the temples, whose facial gestures were different depending on the site, and were located on the upper part of any gate of the temple. For example, if their facial gesture conveys anger, meant that the entrance to a certain place was not allowed or forbidden, or the other way around, if these were friendly or smiley, meant that the entrance was allowed.

A lot of mysteries are thought to await and lie in such magical and wonderful place nevertheless, they have not been discovered, yet.


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Ancash-Huaraz Chaving the Huantar

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