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Because they were aware of what this meant for nature, the ancient Incas celebrated the winter solstice with a lavish party called Inti Raymi. Ten centuries later at the ruined temple situated in the highest part of the San Juan de Lurigancho district, a sad haze occupied the city, vaguely suggesting that the city of Lima had been left without sun and therefore without a god. He found them wearing multi-colored Andean dress anxiously awaiting the start of the ceremony.
Each year, for the past nine years, Vasquez, his students and the Instituto de Cultura y Medio Ambiente in Lima, have staged this ancient festival that merges magic and religion. Look at this place. Chunks of mud and stone walls that once were, now lay disjointed and without hope.
Few walls still stand, being held by pre-Hispanic ingenuity—thick walls that support others that are even higher in case of earthquakes. In , the Fortaleza de Campoy was occupied illegally by a housing association, and in , about families were evicted by order of the former Lima mayor Susana Villaran.
At that time, the Ministry of Culture in Lima revealed that 70 archaeological sites had been occupied. Bustamante was the last to leave the temple of Fortaleza de Campoy. Despite the prayers, chants and offerings dedicated to Inti, the ceremony had taken place under a cloudy sky. Then the sky over Lima cleared, opening a path to the golden sphere that the Incas called God.
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