Chan Chan is not the name of a panda at the zoo, but rather the largest pre-Columbian city in South America, housing up to 30,000 people. The city, shaped like a triangle, had outer walls 50-60 feet tall and hosted several palaces.
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Maya laborers shaping a temple's limestone blocks. Terry W. Rutledge for National Geographic.