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Catalog Data

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
7 Photographic prints
4 Copy negatives
Photo-folder 38
ChimĂș (archaeological culture)  Search this
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] Situated at 400 meters in the direction of the sea from the point where Trujillo-Huanchaco road enters Chan Chan. These interesting ruins are well preserved. This group is divided into two sections and each of these is subdivided into many others. The entire group is surrounded by an enormous rectangular wall. A modern road, now abandoned, which leads from the town of Huaman to Huanchaco cuts through it. The Tomb of Toledo is some 200 meters east-south-east of it.
P08682-P08688, N36279-N36281, N36289
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru
Major Otto Holstein photographs from Chan Chan, Peru / Series 4: Study of Chan Chan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian