Yalape

Levanto , Amazonas , Peru

About Yalape

Yalape in Peru was an ancient Chachapoyan city and the second largest such settlement after Kuelap.

Probably built around 1100 AD, Yalape was a large urban centre and contained a host of residential areas spread out over at least four hectares. The site was later abandoned along with other major Chachapoyan cities.

Today the site is largely overgrown but certain elements remain, including low walls and the stone circular foundations of houses and communal buildings which were built in the typical style of the Chachapoyas. Yalape also contains the ruins of the original irrigation system and a number of stone friezes similar to those found at Kuelap.

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