The Kingdom of Chimor emerged from the desert sands of coastal Peru between AD 900 and AD 1430. The kingdom is characterised by the hierarchical power structures of royal palaces and capital cities not found in many of the other complex societies in South America.
Power and control in the region was managed from the capital city of Chan Chan including some of the huge civil engineering projects undertaken to irrigate and transform this desert into an empire spanning 600 miles down the coastline of modern day Peru.
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