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Police car at Pukara

Pukara (Aymara and Quechua for fortress) is an archaeological site in the far southern highlands of Peru, dating mostly to the Early Intermediate Period (first centuries AD). The site has given its name to what some archaeologists refer to as a distinct 'Pukara culture'. It is located to the north-west of Lake Titicaca in the Puno Region, Lampa Province, Pucará District, in the west of the village of the same name.