Oldest Catholic church in Peru may have been located

Posted on October 12, 2011 • Filed under: Archaeology, Peru

A 16th century Catholic Church – believed to be Peru’s oldest – was discovered outside the northern coastal city of Piura. According to an article of Fox News Latino based on an Associated Press report, the church was built in 1534 but its mud walls deteriorated over time as Spanish conquistadors abandoned the area, said archaeologist Cesar Astuhuaman of Piura University. Read Article

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