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Parading Llamas >< Herders parade proud llamas past ruins in Peru’s highlands. Found in the foothills of the Andes and used as pack animals by the Inca, llamas are prized for their soft wool, which produces some of Chincheros’s finest weavings. Photo Credit: Jeremy Horner/Getty Images
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Machu Picchu, Peru Located on a mountainous area above the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu is a pre-Colombian Inca site and regardless of whether you have an interest in history or not, can make you stop and stare in sheer awe. Built initially in the middle of the 15th century, Machu Picchu was said to have been inhabited for around 100 years before it became uninhabited and went uncovered for over 3 centuries, until Hiriam Bingham, a Yale lecturer, rediscovered the site in July 1911.
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Quipu or khipu (sometimes called talking knots) were recording devices used in the Inca Empire and its predecessor societies in the Andean region. A quipu usually consisted of colored spun and plied thread or strings from llama or alpaca hair. It also consisted of cotton cords with numeric and other values encoded by knots in a base ten positional system. Quipus may have just a few or up to 2,000 cords.
The Lines of Nazca
The lines of Nazca Peru. In the Peruvian Desert, about 200 miles south of Lima, there lies a plain between the Inca and Nazca (sometimes also spelled Nasca) Valleys. Across this plain, in an area measuring 37 miles long and 1-mile wide, is an assortment of perfectly-straight lines, many running parallel, others intersecting, forming a grand geometric form. In and around the lines there are also trapezoidal zones, strange symbols, and pictures of birds and beasts all etched on a giant scale t...
Cusco - Wikipedia
Cusco , is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cuzco Province. In 2007, the city had a population of 358,935 which was triple the figure of 20 years ago. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft). Central Square, Cuzco, Peru Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNE...
The Ancient Mariner, Steven Lloyd Neal: Like an ancient mariner, each of us sails through the unchartered waters of life by faith, perseverance, and light from the Heavens. This view of Hagoth is towards the end of his life as he looks across the sea from whence they came. It was from such people as this ancient mariner that the Book of Mormon peoples spread to the Pacific Islands. As the sun sets, Hagoth reflects on his life’s work. The reed boats were found anciently in Egypt and are still...