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The ancient kingdoms of Peru

Author: Nigel Davies
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1997. ©1997
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"As recently as 1987, robbers discovered by far the most spectacular vestiges of the Moche people, who ruled much of Peru for the first six centuries of the Christian era. This find - a royal burial chamber shoulder-deep in gold and silver ornaments and carvings studded with jewels - has provided many powerful insights into their way of life as Nigel Davies shows." "Patterns representing a condor, a killer whale and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Nigel, 1920-2004.
Ancient kingdoms of Peru.
London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1997
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Davies
ISBN: 0140233814 9780140233810
OCLC Number: 37552622
Description: xii, 220 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: The birth of civilization --
Moche --
Nazca : unsolved enigmas --
The Middle Kingdoms --
The Great Chimor --
The rise of the Incas --
The Sacred City --
The boundless realm --
The conquest.
Responsibility: Nigel Davies.


Presents the general history of the cultures and civilizations of pre-Hispanic Peru from pre-history to the Conquest. This book is suitable for the general reader and student to incorporate these  Read more...


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