Sites & cities that bear the name of Morro del Tulcán

Morro del Tulcán

Today in : Colombia
First trace of activity : ca. 17th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Pirámide de Tucán

Description : El Morro del Tulcán (lit. Tulcán Hill) is an Indigenous pyramid in Popayán, Colombia. Research suggests that the individuals buried there came from the very top of the social classes of their society. The pyramid was constructed in the pre-Columbian period, approximately between 1600 - 500 BC; the period which is now known as "the Delayed Cacicales Societies". On this pyramid a statue dedicated to the Conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar existed from 1937-2020. El Morro del Tulcán is the main archaeological site of Popayán.

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