WariThis is an article about the Pre-Columbian Wari civilization of South America. For Wari the board game, see: mancala.
civilization flourished in the southern Andes
from about 500
AD. It was the center of an empire that covered most of the highlands of modern Peru
. It was the first large empire in South America
. The Wari capital was near Ayacucho, Peru. Some 300 years after the Wari empire collapsed, the Inca
Empire became the dominant power in the Andean region.