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Pictures of the Week- Ollantaytambo, Peru

Pictures of the Week- Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 meters (9,160 feet) above sea level in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, Cusco region. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built the town and a ceremonial center. […]

Friday, April 08, 2016 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Pisac, Sacred Valley, Peru

Pictures of the Week- Pisac, Sacred Valley, Peru

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Emperor Pachacuti erected a number of royal estates to memorialize victories over other ethnic groups. Among these royal estates are Písac (victory over the Cuyos), Ollantaytambo (victory over the Tambos), and Machu Picchu (conquest of the Vilcabamba Valley).

Monday, March 28, 2016 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Fountains of the Inca

Pictures of the Week- Fountains of the Inca

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One of the most spectacular examples of Inca hydraulic engineering is the “Stairway of Fountains,” built sometime after 1450 at the city of Machu Picchu. The fountains supplied the city’s inhabitants with clean, fresh water.

Monday, February 16, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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Pictures of the Week- Inca Salt Springs

Pictures of the Week- Inca Salt Springs

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Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream.

Friday, February 13, 2015 | | Add a Comment

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