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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.

Andean Music, the Music of the Incas

Andean music

The Incas used one word “taqui” to describe dance, music and singing, though this word in Quechua means “song”. They did not differentiate among the three, they were strictly interconnected. Their music was pentatonic, based in the combination of five notes: re, fa, sol, la and do. Music reached through all the corners of the empire, social classes and activities. There were countless songs, tunes and dances which were related to most human activities and were represented by gestures, moves and costumes.

Inca Architecture

Coricancha and Santo Domingo

It is commonly questioned as to how the were able to develop such an exquisite architecture without the use of the wheel and modern tools. Their buildings have withstood …

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 Textile and Clothing

Paracas cloak, textile, 2.4 x 1.3 m, Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú

Ancient Andean weaving developed by and inherited and perfected by the is considered as one of the greatest textile in the world and is compared to finest textile …

Pre-Inca Civilizations

Chan Chan wall

There were many pre-Columbian cultures that preceded the , some  by  millenia.  What we know of these pre-Inca civilizations is entirely from archeological excavations since they did not make use …