Pacific War

During the construction work of Mall Plaza Arica, between earthworks and debris removal to build the parking area, a cannonball was identified corresponding to a projectile of the Pacific War which took place from 1879 to 1884.
The characteristics of the bullet indicate that it belonged to a projectile of an 8-pound howitzer cannon, which was manufactured in bronze or cast iron and was used from the Colonial period to the Pacific War. Despite being such an ancient arsenal, records say that the military community of the time used obsolete projectiles for the defense of Arica main square.

Coastal populations in prehistory

The Tsunami of 1868

Arica during industrialization

Final reflections