Great Astronomers More than years ago an important civilization took place in Chavin de Huantar, southeast of the Cordillera Blanca. It stretched through the north and central highlands and along the coast. They built large temples, the largest early buildings in Peru, which allowed them to observe the stars and the movement of the sun and the moon therefore predicting climatic changes that benefited agriculture. Those in charge of the temples were priests also know as shamans. They occupied the top of the social hierarchy and became early astronomers who were venerated by locals as having special powers and connection with the gods.
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The Flag Created in , it is said that the colors of the Peruvian flag, red and white, occurred to General San Maritn during the liberation campaign, when watching a flight of "parihuanas", a variety of flamingo with red wings and white breast, after awaking from a siesta in the desert of Paracas. The flag comprises a rectangular of linen divided by two diagonals into four fields, white at the top and bottom and red on the sides. Since this pattern presented some inconvenience, in March it was decided to take the form of three horizontal stripes, the top and bottom ones red and the middle white.
Pachacamac was an important religious centre before the arrival of Spanish conquistadors. Balconies were a major architectural feature during the colonial period. In the pre-Columbian era , what is now Lima was inhabited by indigenous groups under the Ychsma policy, which was incorporated into the Inca Empire in the 15th century. The Walls of Lima were built between and by viceroy Melchor de Navarra.