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The hill of seven colours, Purmamarca  
   

The hill of seven colours, Purmamarca

Striped mountains and vineyards

April 3rd 2009
Our first stop in north west Argentina was the MAAM (Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana) museum in Salta that houses the mummified remains of 3 young children, who were sacrificed to the Inca gods. It was a fascinating exhibition which dealt with the uncomfortable issue of human sacrifice in a very delicate and informative way. From Salta we went 4 hours north to the small town of Tilcara. ... read more
South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Quebrada de Humahuaca

Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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