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Toro Muerto Petroglyphs

Toro Muerto Petroglyphs: 164 km / 102 miles northwest of Arequipa (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Leaving the Colca valley and passing through the Sihuas pampas is one way to get there. To arrive there directly from Arequipa, take the road to Lima and turn off at Corire (District of Uraca) and drive for 6 km / 4 miles.

The site consists of a group of carvings spread out over 5 km2 / 2 miles2.The majority of them are representations of human beings, animals, and plants, as well as geometric designs that seem to have been carved with sharpened stones.

The techniques used varied from striking, scratching, chipping, to hammering, and their age could begin around 1100 A.D.
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