Sites & cities that bear the name of El Infiernito

El Infiernito

Today in : Colombia
First trace of activity : ca. 9th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 2nd century B.C.E
Recorded names : Parque Arqueológico de Monquirá

Description : El Infiernito (Spanish for "The Little Hell"), is a pre-Columbian archaeoastronomical site located on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense in the outskirts of Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia. It is composed of several earthworks surrounding a setting of menhirs (upright standing stones); several burial mounds are also present. The site was a center of religious ceremonies and spiritual purification rites, and also served as an astronomical observatory.

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