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Main square of Cajamarca - Peru
Huascarán, the highest mountain of Peru - Callejón de Huaylas
The giant fortress of Sacsahuamán – Cuzco
The imposing entrance to the Palace of Ollantaytambo.
Detail of the wall of the Palace of Ollantaytambo.
Detail of an uncu, precursor of the Indian Ponchos.
Two of the seven snakes of the Street Calle de las Siete Culebras - Cuzco
Panoramic view of the sacred city of Machu Picchu, seen from Huayna Picchu
The famous Baño de la Ñusta, the bath of the princess - Ollantaytambo
Golden idols of the Inca Period (Golden Museum, Lima)
Alpacas and lamas in front of the impressive wall of Saqsayhuamán - Cuzco.
The vast archaeological complex of Pisac, one of the imperial "capitals".
Three ulltis or conopas, carefully polished alpaca figures made of black basalt used as votive offerings to the pachamama.
The salt of Maras is still extracted like in the days of the Incas.
Inca pottery, small pot of 17 cm in height, with the shape of a human head with stylized braids.
The mysterious Intihuatana of Machu Picchu.
The sacred city of Machu Picchu, seen from Huayna Picchu.
Upon a hilltop in the shadow of mount Huayna Picchu (in the background), the sacred city of Machu Picchu (“old mountain” in Quechua) was erected in the 15th century under ¬the Inca emperor Pachacutec. In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and in 2007 it was designated as one of the seven new wonders of the world by NewOpenWorld Foundation.
South American Indians - In the Chuquibambilla region, up in the highlands (Altiplano), an Aymara shepherdess is giving her little lamb the bottle, after having breastfed her own child, who is now on her back. - 1980
Peru - In the basin of the Ucayali (one of the major headstreams of the Amazon River), in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, a Shipibo Indian woman and her children cross the Yarinacocha lake near Pucallpa. - 1970
This Shipibo girl is using a large banana leaf as an umbrella to protect herself against the rain. - Ucayali, Peru
Panpipes - Lucho is an Aymara Indian from the Peruvian Altiplano who plays the zampoña, a pan flute made of a double row of reed pipes. Easy to carry and essential to traditional Andean music, the zampoña has always accompanied the shepherds in the silence of their solitude. - 1969
A perplexed Aymara girl stands on the edge of the Titicaca lake. Is she thinking maybe about the hardships of life that await her?
This 24-cm tall and 550-g heavy gold statuette was found in an Inca grave near Nevado Ausangate, 6336 meters high, in the region of Cuzco, Peru (Inka Museum, San Antonio de Abad National University, Cuzco).
The ruins of Machu Picchu – shot here from the top of mount Huayna Picchu – remained forgotten during four centuries before they were rediscovered in 1911 by American archaeologist and researcher Hiram Bingham, from Yale University.
Dominga, an Aymara woman from the altiplano, cooking in the traditional fashion on a fire fuelled by dry lama dung, which she fans with a blowpipe. Her child accompanies her at all times (Chuquibambilla, Department of Puno, Peru).