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The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.

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Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas

Culture

Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.

Animals of Peru

Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.

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Map of Peru – Vegetation

Map of Peru shaded relief

Tumi, the ceremonial knife

Tumi

The Tumi is a ceremonial knife made of bronze, gold, silver or copper and usually made of one piece. Its handle has a rectangular or trapezoidal shape, its length varies but it always exceeded the width of a hand. At the bottom there is a sharp semicircular blade. Tumis were used during ceremonies to sacrifice an animal in honor of a god.
The tumi was adopted by the government of Peru as a symbol to promote tourism. Many people in Peru hang a tumi on their walls for good luck.

Paracas culture textiles

Paracas cranial trepanation

Paracas mummies

Paracas llama wool cloth with animal motifs

Kotosh Civilization

Temple of the crossed hands

Pyramids and architectural ruins of Caral

Architectual ruins of Caral

Pottery-Mochica

Mochica Stirrup-Spouted Vessels in the Form of Seated Figures

Lord of Sipan-Moche

Lord of Sipan or "Grand Señor de Sipan" Tomb, Moche culture

Pottery-Nasca

Nazca Vase With a Man Holding Agricultural Products