Brazil has a rich and diverse cultural landscape shaped by its history, indigenous heritage, African influence, European colonization, and immigrant communities. The country is known for its vibrant arts, music, dance, cuisine, literature, and religious practices.
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Archaeological Sites in Brazil
The Parque Arqueológico do Solstício (Solstice Archaeological Park) is located in Amapá state, Brazil, near the city of Calçoene. The site contains a pre-Columbian megalithic stone circle, colloquially known as the Amazon Stonehenge.
Serra da Capivara National Park, a World Heritage Site located in Brazil's Northeast Region, was created to protect the prehistoric artifacts and paintings found there. Over 300 archaeological sites have been found, mainly consisting of rock and wall paintings dating from 50,000 - 30,000 years ago.
The Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site encompasses the entirety of Jornal do Comércio Square. It is in the former harbor area of Rio de Janeiro where the old stone pier was built to land enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onward.