San Agustín Archaeological Park World Heritage Site

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San Agustín Archaeological Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site
San Agustin parque arqueologic.jpg
A tomb platform with supporting statues
LocationSan Agustín, Huila Department, Colombia
  1. San Agustin
  2. Alto de los Idolos
  3. Alto de las Piedra
CriteriaCultural: (iii)
Inscription1995 (19th session)
Coordinates1°55′N 76°14′W / 1.917°N 76.233°W / 1.917; -76.233Coordinates: 1°55′N 76°14′W / 1.917°N 76.233°W / 1.917; -76.233
San Agustín Archaeological Park is located in Colombia
San Agustín Archaeological Park
Location of San Agustín Archaeological Park in Colombia
Archaeological park in San Agustín features sculptures dating from 1st to 8th centuries AD.

The San Agustín Archaeological Park (Spanish: Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín) is a large archaeological area located near the town of San Agustín in Huila Department in Colombia. The park contains the largest collection of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in Latin America and is considered the world's largest necropolis. Belonging to San Agustin culture, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.[1][2] The dates of the statues are uncertain, but they are believed to have been carved between 5–400 AD.[3] The origin of the carvers remains a mystery, as the site is largely unexcavated.

  1. ^ "San Agustín Archaeological Park". UNESCO World Heritage Center. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ Güesguán, Óscar (September 13, 2013). "'Patrimonio de la humanidad en Colombia'". El Espectador.
  3. ^ Forero Bonell, Francisco (January 23, 2008). "Así se ve el parque arqueológico de San Agustín desde el cielo". El Tiempo (in Spanish).

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