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A sacred landscape : the search for ancient Peru

Author: Hugh Thomson
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : The Overlook Press, 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hugh Thompson has made a career exploring the mysterious pre-Columbian cultures of ancient Peru, providing unforgettable accounts of South America's most strange--but enduring--culture. Here, he takes us from the great Moche pyramids to remote sites in the central highlands that date back to the first millennium BCE--ancient Incan sites of the Andes that remain cloaked in mystery. He elegantly interweaves his  Read more...
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Named Person: Hugh Thomson; Hugh Thomson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Thomson
ISBN: 9781585679010 1585679011 9781590200582 1590200586
OCLC Number: 77572728
Description: xix, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chasing Hiram Bingham to Llactapata --
The Incas and the Andean legacy --
Caral : the beginning of Peruvian civilisation --
The pyramids of the Moche --
Chavin : at the heart of the labyrinth --
The sacred valley --
Reclaiming the desert : the Nasca --
The Huari : the people of the white buildings --
The island of the sun --
A parliament of bears : Qoyllurit'i --
Return to Llactapata : Machu Picchu's observatory.
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Hugh Thompson has made a career exploring the mysterious pre-Columbian cultures of ancient Peru, providing unforgettable accounts of South America's most strange--but enduring--culture. Here, he takes us from the great Moche pyramids to remote sites in the central highlands that date back to the first millennium BCE--ancient Incan sites of the Andes that remain cloaked in mystery. He elegantly interweaves his account of the rise, decline, and fall of pre-Inca civilization with the story of his family's relocation to a farm in the Yucay valley, the one-time heartland of ancient Peru. Thompson draws on the year that he spent alongside contemporary Peruvians to explore how things have changed--or failed to change--in the five centuries or more that separate contemporary Peru from the civilization that is one of the world's oldest and most captivating enigmas.--From publisher description.

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