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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


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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Inca Art Forms

Inca god Inti

Inca art was practical. The Incas were an artistic people who used materials available to them in nature and blended them creating many artistic forms in utilitarian ways. Much of their artistic expression was used in everyday life and had a [intlink id="inca-religion" type="post"]religious meaning[/intlink]. Because they did not know science they had to attach powers to natural phenomena worshiping natural resources such as water streams or rocks, animals and almost anything related to nature and the best way to worship was to incorporate their best artistic creations in their offerings to the gods.

Achievements of the Incas

Inca medicine


The Incas were magnificent engineers. They built a system of roads and bridges across the roughest terrains of the . Through their and the most advanced centralized economy, the Incas …

Inca Jewelry

Inca gold mask. Museo de Oro de Peru.

Most of the Inca gold jewelry and artifacts was looted by the , melted and taken away to Spain. The largest part of the pieces shown in museums have been …

Inca Pottery

Mochica Stirrup-Spouted Vessel Representing a Pyramid Temple

During the the production of pottery in the was an art already developed in the region for thousands of years. The best example of pottery produced before the days …

Inca Society

Native Peruvians gather potatoes from their terraced farms

The Inca society was a vertical hierarchical organization divided in four social classes. At the top of the stratum was the Sapa Inca, the most powerful person in the empire. …

The fall of the Inca Empire

Conquest of the Inca, 1531-1533

From around 1200 when the first Inca, Manco Capac, settled in Cusco, until 1533 when the last Inca, Atahualpa, was executed; the Inca civilization had grown from a group of …


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


Nazca Vase With a Man Holding Agricultural Products


Paracas mummy covered in fine textile, possibly a member of the nobility.