Archaeologists find Wari culture artifacts in Ayacucho, Peru


Experts are interested in learning more about this little-understood civilization. Archaeologists working at the Wari archaeological complex in the Vegachayoq Moqo sector have made new discoveries that promise to illuminate the mysterious pre-Inca society.

Mario Cueto Cardenas from the Ayacucho Culture Board told Andina that “Archaeologist [José Ochatoma Paravicino of the Universidad San Cristobal de Huamanga] presented a report and is preparing an exposition for the new Wari finds, which will allow us to explore unknown spaces, because [at the Wari site], we’re just getting familiar with the citadel, there are more mysteries that will allow us to better understand their economic and cultural system.”

Juan Arango Claudio, local tourism official, told Andina that “In spite of all the effort that has been expended, we only know a small percentage, that can’t be more than 10%, about the Wari, but we’re hoping that these advances will allow us more tourism flow, because these historical spaces are being evaluated.”

Specifics about the new findings are expected to be announced in coming weeks, Andina reports.

The Wari were an expansive civilization that lived in Peru from around 500 AD to 1000 AD. Their capital city, also called Wari, was located near the city of Ayacucho, in inland Peru.