Museo de Sitio de Tulipe
The Yumbo tribe of Ecuador lived to the west of Quito around 800 CE until leaving the region in 1660 after the eruption of the Pichincha Volcano. They designed a complex system of large pools connected by an aqueduct. Archaeologists debate whether these pools were used as huge reflecting ponds to better read the night sky or if they were ceremonial baths. Regardless, these archaeological remains are striking in their design and structure.
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