33 km northeast of the City of Puno (35 minutes by car), is the archaeological complex of Sillustani.
In this área, Stone towers called chullpas up to 12 meters high are erected, which served as towers where the main authorities of the Colla lordship were buried.
The process of creating their tombs was quite complex, since the mausoleums measure -on average- between four and six meters, although there are some specimens that reach 15 meters high. Its great state of conservation is also surprising, since the materials chosen for its construction (stone, mud and ashlar) ended up being resistant to the extreme climate that prevails in the region, and its finish: the Kollas, like the Incas, perfected the technique of stone carving, which make neat buildings look.
But what was the reason for mummifying the high ranks of society? This is a practice adopted from the Inca culture, in which their dead were venerated by giving them burial after a mummification process. Thus, what was intended was to perpetuate the beauty of their bodies and show respect for the souls that ceased to inhabit the earth. Once they had the mummy ready, they were placed in these huge cylinders (chullpas), in which offerings (food), ceramics, textiles, and precious metal ornaments, made of gold and silver, could also be found.
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The places you visit are part of our cultural heritage and our mother nature, so we ask you to be respectful of the rules and regulations. In addition to the care that our heritage deserves.
The walks on the tour are of medium difficulty, however if you suffer from cardiovascular diseases please mention it at the time of booking. Your safety and well – being is very important for us.
Any plastic bottle or trash generated by you must bring it back, leave it on the visited places means to contaminate it, as well as cause more work to the people who already have a difficult and hard work in their lifestyle.
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In this area, Stone towers called Chullpas up to 12 meters high are build, which served as towers where the main authoritiesof the Colla lordship was buried.
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A tour designed for nature lovers who like to participate and appreciate local customs in a quiet community.
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