Huánuco Pampa

Over 500 years ago, the Inca built a city high in the Andes mountains called Huánuco Pampa (wa-nu-koh pam-pa). The city has well-preserved remains of palaces, houses for commoners, temples, and storehouses. After Spanish invaders took over the empire in the 1530s, the city was abandoned. Archaeological research at this site has given us a rare look at life in the Inca empire.

Image credits: Huánaco Pampa, courtesy of Craig Morris.