A funeral complex of the Chachapoyas culture, associated with the Chipuric style, which along with Revash created the principal burial styles of the culture. The result is the construction of funeral statues in cliffs that are difficult to access. They were built in the following manner: in the center of the statue the body is found wrapped in the skin of an animal or in cotton blankets, which are were then further bound by a web of ropes. This bundle is covered by a thick cap of clay and small stones. In this interior cavity, in some cases, a conical building frame remains in place, created from four sticks tied together over the head of the deceased.

Location Access
Province: Luya
8 kilometers from
2 hours by car and
on foot
District: Luya Viejo
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Free entry Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 12:00 and
13:00 – 17:00