Sechin Wall Ruin

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Sechin, dated 1600 B.C., is one of the oldest and well-preserved of the coastal ruins. First excavated in 1937 by JC Tello, the archeological site  has suffered damage from grave robbers and natural disasters like rain and earthquakes.  <br />
Three outside walls of the main temple are covered with bas-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.  The site continues to be excavated.
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