Location: Peru         Length: 4 min

Chavin de Huantar exemplifies CyArk, a project of the Kacyra Family Foundation that is preserving the world's most valued cultural heritage sites in three-dimensional digital form. Between 800 and 300 BC, during the Chavin Horizon, the site was the ceremonial center of the Peruvian Andes and the location of the "Smiling God" of the Lanzon, represented by the Lanzon Monolith. Chavin's advanced textiles, metallurgy and ceramics changed traditional methods throughout South America. This video shows how CyArk is preserving the site in digital imagery through laser-scanning technology and the most accurate 3D models possible today.

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Produced by the Kacyra Family Foundation in 2006

3D Scanner (Wikipedia)

Chavín de Huántar, Peru (Global Heritage Fund)

CyArk 3D Heritage Archive Network

Exploring Chavin de Huantar (Stanford University)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre – Official Site