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Are There Still Inka left?

AFTER THE DEVASTATING VISIT OF THE SPANIARDS – and especially the Catholic Church, they disappeared. But in 1955 some descendants of the Inka were discovered by an ethnological expedition near Cuzco in the province of Paucartambo. Their villages are situated as high up as 4700 meters, that’s the main reason why they managed to hide … Weiterlesen »

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GEOGRAPHY If You Ever Come To … Peru (No. 30)

Oh, the nations are so jealous! The highest mountain? Can’t be discussed, it’s the Everest! Driest desert? Fight! Most active vulcano? Fight! Longest river? Fight! Widest delta? Fight? Coldest town? Fight! Deepest gorge? Fiercest fight – countries would go to war if they weren’t so far apart! Namibia claims it is her Fish River Canyon, the USA … Weiterlesen »

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GEOGRAPHY Lost & Found … (No. 38)

Naturally, you say, it is the Grand Canyon in the United States: 1 mile or 1,6 km deep. No, say the Peruvians, our Colca Gorge is 3,2 km or 2 miles deep, measured from the highest summit to the deepest bottom. Uuhh, disagree some geologists: Summit to bottom ist not correct, it should be measured … Weiterlesen »

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MYSTERY A Conversation Piece … (No. 18)

The message is, that there were written messages. The Chimu Indians of the sandy north of Peru obviously invented a system of communication by putting coded decorations on beans and send them all over the west coast of South America. Which means on the other hand: These indians could write and read! They were not … Weiterlesen »

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BUILDINGS Lost & Found … (No. 40)

Look for Iquitos in Peru. West of Manaus in the Amazone basin. There is no road to Iquitos, they say it’s the most populous city in the world (400 000 inhabitants) that can be reached by plane or boat only! There you find one of the ridiculous beauties, created by man: The Iron House. Build … Weiterlesen »

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The Critic At Large (No. 5)

It’s repeated like the Tibetan prayers with the prayer mills in the temples. The truth is: When the Inka conquered what’s Peru today, thy climbed the Andes and found Machu Picchu on an elavation of more than 7000 feet – and couldn‘ believe their eyes! Machu Picchu was old already, possibly 1000 years older, older … Weiterlesen »

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