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Machu Picchu : exploring an ancient sacred center

Author: Johan Reinhard; Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, ©2007.
Series: World heritage and monument series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 4th rev. ed., [1st North American ed.]View all editions and formats
"A leading expert on pre-Columbian archaeology, Johan Reinhard has spent more than 25 years examining sacred landscape in the contexts of Inca and pre-Inca cultures and the beliefs of modern-day Andean peoples. He has discovered several pre-Columbian sanctuaries, including some of the highest summits of the Andes." "In 1991 Reinhard first published Machu Picchu: The Sacred Center, presenting evidence that the site's  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Reinhard; Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.
ISBN: 9781931745444 1931745447
OCLC Number: 141852845
Description: xii, 188 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Incas and the discovery of Machu Picchu --
Sacred geography and cosmology at Machu Picchu --
Architecture and sacred landscape --
Further sites in the region --
The builders of Machu Picchu --
Conclusions: The sacred center --
Epilogue: Recent research in the Machu Picchu region.
Series Title: World heritage and monument series.
Responsibility: Johan Reinhard.
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Using information gathered from historical, archaeological, and ethnographical sources, shows how the site is situated in the center of sacred mountains and associated with a sacred river, in turn  Read more...


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