Peruvian Excavation

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NPR's Christopher Joyce reports on the city of Caral, Peru, which some archeologists are claiming is the oldest city in the Americas. The buildings of the first city are said to 4,600 years old. That dates it to around the time of the construction of the Egyptian pyramids.



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