Year 1821 Tumbes Independence Day
At its peak, its population is estimated to have reached 178,000.
After 1400, Inca Pachacuti ruled over Tumbes and the territory became an important political stronghold during the Inca Empire. Later Inca emperor Huayna Capac expanded Tumbes by ordering the construction of roads, houses and palaces.
Year 1966 Gran Pajatén was discoverd. It is an archaeological site located in the Andean cloud forests of #Peru, on the border of the La Libertad region and the San Martín region, between the Marañon and Huallaga rivers.
The archaeological site lies in the Rio Abiseo National Park, which was established in 1983. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site in 1990, and Cultural Site in 1992.
Gran Pajatén sits on a hilltop, and consists of a series of at least 26 circular stone structures and numerous terraces and stairways. The ruins occupy an area of about 20,000 m². The principal buildings are decorated with slate mosaics displaying human, bird and geometric motifs.
Analysis of ceramic samples and radiocarbon dates show that the area was occupied as early as 200 BCE, but the visible building ruins on the present site were constructed during Inca times.
Based primarily on architectural evidence, the settlement is attributed to the Chachapoyas culture.
In 2004 GRBTV Entertainment did a documentary on a part of Alejandro Guerrero documentary abour Rio Abiseo and it was called “Expeditions to the Edge” and InkaNatura Travel helped them with logistics while filming this episode.