Event in the Netherlands about Caral and the evolution of the Andean Civilization

On 26 May took place in the city of the city of The Hague, Netherlands, the event "From Caral to the Incas 4,500 years of Andean civilization", organized by the Embassy of Peru in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Hispanic Association of the Hague, with the participation of interested public, diplomats and members of that association.

The event sought to reflect on the historical significance of the sacred city of Caral, declared in 2009 as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In this framework, documentaries showing the main features of this civilization were played. The main presentation was made by Dr. Edward de Bock, curator of the Department of America of the World Museum of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, an expert in the subject and author of several publications on various pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru. Dr. Bock offered a very interesting presentation on the worldview and symbolic elements which existed during the 4,500 years of evolution of Andean society. At the end of the event a Pisco of Honor was offered.

The occasion was propitious to pay tribute to the Dutch anthropologist Tom Zuidema, leading scholar of history and Inca society, particularly on the system of the Ceques in ancient Peru, who passed away in March of this year.

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