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Puccara Bulls

The proud young man helps his father make clay bulls which adorn many Peruvian homes. The Quechua people (Inca and others) used clay llama as guardians of their homes until the Spanish arrived. The Queshua soon realized that the bull was a far more potent guardian. They are still used today.
Cusco and Machu Picchu

March 28th 2019
Our final 5 days in Peru were spent in the heart of the formerly glorious Inca Nation. At its height, when the Spanish arrived in 1523, it stretched from Chile and Argentina to Colombia. It is mind boggling that fewer than 200 Conquistadors destroyed a powerful empire of 15 million! We marvelled at their building skills, without iron, the wheel or animals that could do the hard work, in really ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu

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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