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Gold mining works

Gold mining in Peru is still a largely manual process. The rocks with potential gold ore are dug out individually and brought back to the works (many lose their life in accidents). Here they are processed by crushing them and soaking in mercury to extract the gold. The boy in the photo rocks the round stone back and forth to crush the stone underneath.
Nazca - lines, lines, lines

September 5th 2006
“Lines, lines, lines” is how my friend described Nazca while trying to convince me to stay in Arequipa. I decided to treat myself and catch a first class bus from Arequipa to Nazca. It was a lot more expensive, and a bit boring (I missed the old ladies from the mountains) but finally I had a lot of leg room, and there was a meal served on the bus! Leaving Arequipa in the evening I arrived in N ... read more
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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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