Peru : 3 reports

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Kuelap, the Machu Picchu of the north

High-perched at almost 3,000m/10,00ft, this fortress was erected in the 10th century by a Pre-Incan civilization, the Chachapoyas. This jewel of northern Peru, located in the Amazonas region, can now be reached by cable car.
Fortress of Kuélap Fortress of Kuélap
Fortress of Kuélap
Tingo
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Recently excavated Pre-Incan treasures

Finely chiselled gold jewellery and puma-shaped, stirrup-spout earthenware bottles – the recent discoveries of the Moche culture unearthed at the Trujillo archaeological site and in the tomb at Lambayaque bear witness to the expert craft skills of the early Andean cities along the northern coast of Peru.
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Trujillo
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Peru: a hymn to nature

The osmosis between Incan culture and nature is nowhere more visible than in the Sacred Valley. Temples, agricultural sites and towns are devoted to the glory of nature, still unspoiled and still worshipped by its inhabitants.
Sacred valley of the Incas Sacred valley of the Incas
Sacred valley of the Incas
Pisac
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