In case you didn’t know, the Sacred City of Caral is one of the oldest settlements ever discovered, with roots in Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica. Amazing pyramids, a sizable circular plaza, and the enormous arena—where gladiatorial fighting or public theater plays would take place—are all there and accounted for.
Bit construction on the present-day pyramids slowed down for a while around 2,600 BC, it is believed that the process continued until about 2,000 BC. They share a same age range as the Egyptian Pyramids erected for Cheops and the Giza Pyramids, which were constructed between 2,600 and 2480 BC.
Experts who have studied the area estimate that the ancient city of Caral in Peru must have existed for around 5,000 years. What’s strange about it, though, is that the city’s inhabitants must have been quite intelligent because they used underground ducts to keep their fires going no matter what the weather was like outside.
The fact that no battlements, weapons, or dismembered corpses have ever been discovered in Caral, despite the fact that the area was heavily populated, is another peculiar feature of it. Instead, the teams discovered 37 cornets made of llama and deer bones together with 32 flutes made of condor and pelican bones.
The approximate size of the city is 60 hectares (150 acres), and there are well over 3,000 people living there.
They possessed numerous magnificent temples, enormous homes, and, of course, the ridiculously large arena we previously mentioned in the area. There are several theories to explain why they were able to operate ventilation systems all those years ago, but no one knows for sure why.
Although it’s a common belief, there is currently no concrete evidence to back the claim that they learnt how to do it from an intelligent extraterrestrial culture.
According to Tommie S. Montgomery, the irrigation canals that popped up all across town were so exceptional that even by today’s standards, they would be considered masters of their craft.
Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Caral were forced to leave their home because of a protracted drought around 1,800 BC, and they had to go hunting for a new place to live or risk being buried alive in the sand.