Chavin (Archaeological Site)

UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationAncash Department, Huari Province, Chavin District
CoordinatesS9 35 33.981 W77 10 42.433
Inscription Date1985
Property (ha)15
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsHuman resources
All ThreatsOther climate change impacts
All ThreatsErosion and siltation/ deposition
All ThreatsMicro-organisms
All ThreatsTemperature
All ThreatsWater rain/water table
All ThreatsWind
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsRelative humidity
Unesco Reference Number330
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe archaeological site of Chavin gave its name to the culture that developed between 1500 and 300 B.C. in this high valley of the Peruvian Andes. This former place of worship is one of the earliest and best-known pre-Columbian sites. Its appearance is striking, with the complex of terraces and squares, surrounded by structures of dressed stone, and the mainly zoomorphic ornamentation.
StatusWorld Heritage Site