Pre Columbian Ruin

Detail of wall in Sechin, dated 1600 B.C., is one of the oldest and well-preserved of the coastal ruins. Three outside walls of the main temple are covered with relief carvings of warriors and of captives being eviscerated.  The gruesomely realistic stone carvings are up to four meters high.  Little is known about the warlike people who are responsible which is one of the site's main points of interest.