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Inca head dress

This escaped the clutches of the Spanish who routinely melted gold objects to ship the ingots back to Spain. The Inca were not skilled at working with metal but they conquered the Chimu who were and used their skills.
Barranco District, Lima, Peru

March 18th 2019
In hindsight we could have spent less time here and found another place in Peru for a week or so. We found Lima too big, busy and crowded for our liking, particularly after the charm of Cuenca. Traffic in and around Lima is brutal so we avoided taxis and Uber and walked, 75km last week. The apartment was excellent and of all the districts we felt Barranco was the most genuine and the best ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Barranco

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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