Archive for the ‘Incan’ Category

Of the Great Pyramid at the Cahuachi

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Tourists walk at the Great Pyramid at the Cahuachi Ceremonial Centre in Nazca September 13, 2014. Researchers say priests from the Cahuachi compound, built in 400 B.C., which is just across the Nazca Valley, may have designed the Nazca Lines, one of Peru’s popular tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)

The Great Pyramid is seen at the Cahuachi Ceremonial Centre in Nazca September 13, 2014. Researchers say priests from the Cahuachi compound, built in 400 B.C., which is just across the Nazca Valley, may have designed the Nazca Lines, one of Peru’s popular tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)

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    Of the Tupac Amaru Yschma and Lima Mummy

    A recently discovered pre-hispanic mummy is seen at the Tupac Amaru archaeological site in Lima, February 26, 2013. 10 graves belonging to the Yschma and Lima cultures from the Early Intermediate (200-700 AD) and Late Intermediate (1100-1400 AD) periods were presented to the media on Tuesday by Peru’s Ministry of Culture. REUTERS/Janine Costa

    An archaeologist brushes a recently discovered Pre-hispanic vessel next to a mummy at the Tupac Amaru archaeological site in Lima, February 26, 2013. 10 graves belonging to the Yschma and Lima cultures from the Early Intermediate (200-700 AD) and Late Intermediate (1100-1400 AD) periods were presented to the media on Tuesday by Peru’s Ministry of Culture. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

    A recently discovered pre-hispanic mummy is seen surrounded by vessels at the Tupac Amaru archaeological site in Lima, February 26, 2013. 10 graves belonging to the Yschma and Lima cultures from the Early Intermediate (200-700 AD) and Late Intermediate (1100-1400 AD) periods were presented to the media on Tuesday by Peru’s Ministry of Culture. REUTERS/Janine Costa

      Of the Andean Cusco Maras Salt Mines

      Pools of salt are seen at the Maras mines in Cuzco August 29, 2012. The Maras mines have been a source of salt since ancient pre-Incan civilizations, and currently comprise of approximately 3,000 small pools constructed on the slope of a mountain at the Urubamba Valley in the Andean region of Cuzco. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

      A worker collects salt in a pool of salt at the Maras mines in Cuzco August 29, 2012. The Maras mines have been a source of salt since ancient pre-Incan civilizations and nowadays comprise about 3,000 small pools constructed on the slope of a mountain at the Urubamba valley in the Andean region of Cuzco. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

      A worker carries a bag of salt through pools of salt at the Maras mines in Cuzco August 29, 2012. The Maras mines have been a source of salt since ancient pre-Incan civilizations and nowadays comprise about 3,000 small pools constructed on the slope of a mountain at the Urubamba valley in the Andean region of Cuzco. REUTERS/Janine Costa (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

        Of the Priestess Chornancap Ear Ornaments

        An image of priestess Chornancap, who belonged to the Sican prehispanic culture, is seen during the inaugural exhibition of pieces discovered from her tomb, in Lima’s National Museum, August 17, 2012. The exhibition showcases 62 archaeological pieces of the dignitary, who lived 1,200 years ago. The tomb was discoved last October in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque, according to archaeologist Carlos Wester La Torre. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

        Ear ornaments made of gold are seen during the inaugural exhibition of pieces discovered from the tomb of priestess Chornancap, who belonged to the Sican prehispanic culture, in Lima’s National Museum, August 17, 2012. The exhibition showcases 62 archaeological pieces of the dignitary, who lived 1,200 years ago. The tomb was discoved last October in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque, according to archaeologist Carlos Wester La Torre. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

        A golden mask is seen during the inaugural exhibition of pieces discovered from the tomb of priestess Chornancap, who belonged to the Sican prehispanic culture, in Lima’s National Museum, August 17, 2012. The exhibition showcases 62 archaeological pieces of the dignitary, who lived 1,200 years ago. The tomb was discoved last October in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque, according to archaeologist Carlos Wester La Torre. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

        A gold sceptre is seen during the inaugural exhibition of pieces discovered from the tomb of priestess Chornancap, who belonged to the Sican prehispanic culture, in Lima’s National Museum, August 17, 2012. The exhibition showcases 62 archaeological pieces of the dignitary, who lived 1,200 years ago. The tomb was discoved last October in Peru’s northern region of Lambayeque, according to archaeologist Carlos Wester La Torre. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY)

          Of the Chocolate Lord of Sipan

          The town of Sipán, in the Zaña district, is roughly around 20 miles east of the city of Chiclayo and 45–50 miles away from Lambayeque. The site belonged to the Moche (Mochican) culture that mainly worshipped the god called Ai Apaec (Ayapec) as “principal” god or deity.

          A chocolate replica of Incan citadel Machu Picchu, made out of 250 pounds of Peruvian cocoa, is displayed during a chocolate convention in Lima July 5, 2012. The five-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu and Lord of Sipan sculptures carved out of chocolate. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD BUSINESS)

          People look at a chocolate replica of the Lord of Sipan, made with Peruvian cocoa, during a chocolate convention in Lima July 5, 2012. The five-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu and Lord of Sipan sculptures carved out of chocolate. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD BUSINESS)

          A creation made out of chocolate is displayed during a chocolate convention in Lima July 5, 2012. The five-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu and Lord of Sipan sculptures carved out of chocolate. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD BUSINESS)

          Chocolates are displayed during a chocolate convention in Lima July 5, 2012. The five-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu and Lord of Sipan sculptures carved out of chocolate. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD BUSINESS)

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            Of the Tocantins River Games

            Two men watch the canoe race competition on the Tocantins River, during the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Friday Nov. 11, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines such as archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

            Bariri, left, and Xerente Indians compete in a canoe race on the Tocantins River, during the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Friday Nov. 11, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines such as archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

            Native Brazilians from the Mamainde tribe lead the canoeing competition at the Indigenous Nations Games in Porto Nacional, in the Amazonian state of Tocantins, November 11, 2011. Some 1,300 members of different ethnic groups from around Brazil are competing in the event that lasts through November 12. REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL – Tags: SPORT SOCIETY)

              Of the Porto Real Games

              A Rikibaktsa Indian attends the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Monday Nov. 7, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines like archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

              A young Rikbaktsa Indian woman attends the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines like archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

              An Aztec dancer dressed in a traditional costume smiles during a demonstration outside Mexico City’s Legislative Assembly, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. The city legislature’s Indigenous Commission is proposing a law that would recognize the city’s original indigenous population and guarantee their indigenous rights. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

              Young Kamaura Indian women watch the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines like archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

              A Tapirape Indian aims a spear as he competes in the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Monday Nov. 7, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines like archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

              A Kamayura Indian practices traditional fishing during the Indigenous Games on the island of Porto Real in the city of Porto Nacional, Brazil, Monday Nov. 7, 2011. Indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups are participating in the XI Indigenous Games, in which athletes compete in disciplines like archery, spear throwing, canoeing, swimming, among other sports. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)


                Of the Chocolate Machu Picchu

                In this July 25, 2011 photo, Hershey’s chocolate is seen in Overland Park, Kan. Hershey, the nation’s second-largest candymaker, reported almost triple its second-quarter profit, largely because of expensive one-time costs that dampened profits a year ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

                People look at a replica of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu made of Peruvian cocoa during a chocolate convention in Lima July 7, 2011. The three-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu sculptures carved out of the sweet stuff. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD)

                A model of a man from the Inca culture which is made of chocolate is displayed during a chocolate convention in Lima July 7, 2011. The three-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu sculptures carved out of the sweet stuff. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU – Tags: FOOD SOCIETY)

                A hostess serves visitors at a chocolate fountain during a chocolate convention in Lima July 7, 2011. The three-day exhibition, which drew distributors from Latin America and chocolate sommeliers from Europe, featured organic dark chocolate candy bars, chocolate sushi and Machu Picchu sculptures carved out of the sweet stuff. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD)

                  “Turn Right at Machu Picchu”

                  In this book cover image released by Crown, “The Unconquered: In search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes,” by Scott Wallace, is shown. (AP Photo/Crown) In this book cover image released by Crown, “The Unconquered: In search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes,” by Scott Wallace, is shown. (AP Photo/Crown)

                  In this book cover image released by Dutton, “Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time,” by Mark Adams, is shown. (AP Photo/Mark Adams) In this book cover image released by Dutton, “Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time,” by Mark Adams, is shown. (AP Photo/Mark Adams)

                  The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is seen during a lighting performance in Cuzco July 7, 2011. Peru celebrated on Thursday the 100th anniversary of the scientific discovery of Machu Picchu by American adventurer and archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas”, was elected as one of the 7 New Wonders of the World in July 2007. REUTERS/Machu Picchu Agency/Handout (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

                  The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is seen during a lighting performance in Cuzco July 7, 2011. Peru celebrated on Thursday the 100th anniversary of the scientific discovery of Machu Picchu by American adventurer and archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas”, was elected as one of the 7 New Wonders of the World in July 2007. REUTERS/Machu Picchu Agency/Handout (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

                  A man dressed as an Inca Indian performs during the reopening ceremony of the Machu Picchu Inca citadel at the Koricancha temple in Cuzco, Peru. The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is Peru’s most famous tourist attraction and celebrates on Thursday July 7, 2011 the 100 year anniversary since its discovery. REUTERS/Machu Picchu Agency/Handout (PERU – Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)

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