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The astronomical system of a community in the Peruvian Andes

Gary Urton

The astronomical system of a community in the Peruvian Andes

by Gary Urton

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Incas,
  • Astronomy

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gary Dwayne Urton
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 271 p. : ill. ;
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26572315M

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    Culturandes Lima office: Jr. Santa Fe # +(51)1 Cusco office: Hospital , int. 11 +(51)84 [email protected] Andes (ăn`dēz), mountain system, more than 5, mi (8, km) long, W South ranges run generally parallel to the Pacific coast and extend from Tierra del Fuego northward, across the equator, as the backbone of the entire continent.

      The Chakana or Inca Cross was the most important symbol of pre-Hispanic Andes, known way before the advent of the Incas, though assimilated by them in a very important sense. On this article, we will talk about this widespread symbol, the Inca Cross, that can be found in most of their places, including Machu Picchu. The city of Choquequirao is located at 2, meters (9, feet) above sea level in a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes. A visit to these ancient of ruins means that you are in for a real adventure. Unlike it's neighbor Machu Picchu, there are no trains or buses that will bring you here. To reach this important piece of Incan history, you'll need two legs and the will to endure the Author: Amanda Zeisset.


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