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Pre-Incan artefacts  
   

Pre-Incan artefacts

The priests and nobility of the times sought to be regarded as demi-gods. They did not want the common people to see them expressing emotions and so they wore these elaborate nose pieces to cover their faces. The gold and silver earrings were huge too and needed to be supported by strings tied behind the head.
Lima city tour

November 22nd 2015
Geo: -12.1229, -77.0267Today we had a drive around a couple of city districts. Included an interesting look at the Catacombs of the Church of St Francis (sadly, no photos) and the fascinating Larco Museum of Peruvian, pre-Columbian art.In three underground levels the Catacombs were used as Limas's cemetery for 250 years from 1540. 70,000 bodies were buried there until a regular cemetery ... 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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