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Valley of the spirits : a journey into the lost realm of the Aymara

Author: Alan L Kolata
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1996.
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In a secluded valley high in the Andes Mountains, long before the time of the Incas and the Aztecs, the empire of the Aymara rose from the shores of Lake Titicaca and flourished for nearly a thousand years. The secrets of the Aymara civilization, one of the first great empires of the Americas, have only recently been deciphered from the haunting ruins of their splendid temples, among which their contemporary  Read more...
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Kolata, Alan L.
Valley of the spirits.
New York : Wiley, ©1996
(OCoLC)605206452
Online version:
Kolata, Alan L.
Valley of the spirits.
New York : Wiley, ©1996
(OCoLC)607262162
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Kolata
ISBN: 0471575070 9780471575078
OCLC Number: 33012944
Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Into the Aymara world --
The trembler on the mountain --
Andean genesis --
The Sacred City --
The world turned around --
Restoration --
The past is prologue --
Notes --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Alan L. Kolata.
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