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Catalog Data

Collection Creator:
Holstein, Otto, 1883-1934  Search this
11 Photographic prints
2 Copy negatives
Photo-folder 56
Photo-folder 57
ChimĂș (archaeological culture)  Search this
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Scope and Contents:
[From the Original 1927 Catalog] Here is a series of constructions grouped together bearing the name of the first Peruvian archaeologist, Julio C. Tello, located in that vast territory bounded by the Trujillo-Huanchaco road on the northeast and the Tschudi and Rivero groups on the southwest: the Bandelier and Uhle groups on the southeast and the Cabildo and Velarde groups on the northwest. The general aspect is one of ruined walls, mall mounds, wells, rubbish heaps in all directions, cemeteries, remains of ordinary habitations, etc. Near the eastern angle of the Cabildo group remains a small building in good state of preservations.
P08776-P08786, N20078, N36309
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