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Listed under Archaeological Sites in Andean, Colombia.

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This park protects several pre-Columbian hypogea or underground temples dating from the 6th to 9th Centuries AD. Most of these have a spiral staircase to enter which delves about eight metres below the surface before opening out into a main chamber linking to several satellite chambers, each one for a single corpse. The decorations on the walls are in red, black and white geometric patterns, and would have been combined with statues and pottery, but there’s scant of that remaining – most of the hypogea were robbed before the park was trusted with their protection.

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“National Archeological Park of Tierradentro”

'Several monumental statues of human figures can be seen in the park, which also contains many hypogea dating from the 6th to the 10th century. These huge underground tombs (some burial chambers are up to 12 m wide) are decorated with motifs that reprod… Read more...

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