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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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Achievements of the Incas

Inca medicine

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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 …

Peru History Timeline

Pre-Inca gold mask

Chronological events in the history of Peru.
B.C
7500 – First identifiable villages built in Peru. Nomads became sedentary as they discover agriculture.

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ca 1200  –  , the first …

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 …

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, surrounded by glaciers

Lake Titicaca, Peru is located in the department of Puno bordering Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, its surface is evenly distributed between Bolivia and Peru.. According to Inca religion it is where the first humans emerged to create the Inca empire. The lake is located on a high plateau ranging from 3,657 to 4,000 meters or 11,200 to 13,100 feet above sea level. Lake Titicaca is known for the deep blue beauty of its water.

Late Intermediate Period – Chimu and Chincha Cultures

Chan Chan wall

The Late Intermediate Period extends from approximately 1000 to 1470. This period is characterized for the rapid artistic and technological development of its metallurgic and crafts production. In their craft …

Middle Horizon-Wari,Tiwanaku and Lambayeque Cultures

The Middle Horizon period extends from approximately 600 to 1000. were debilitated possibly by the effects of El Niño. As a result new cultures took over and flourished creating the …

Pre-Ceramic and Initial Periods-Norte Chico and Kotosh Cultures

City of Caral, Norte Chico Civilization

Long before existed people thrived in this territory. About 16,000 years ago groups of people are believed to have crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and survived as nomads, …

Early Horizon-Chavin, Paracas and Lima Cultures

Paracas Llama Wool Cloth With Animal Motifs

Early Horizon – 800 – 200 BCE
Chavin: Great Astronomers
More than 3000 years ago an important civilization took place in Chavin de Huantar, southeast of the . It stretched through the …

Early Intermediate Period-Nazca and Moche Cultures

Nasca Lines-The Monkey

Cultures thriving in this period date from approximately 200BCE to 600CE. Significant technological development took place in metalworking, pottery and irrigation systems. The two largest and most important cultures in …