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The Colca Canyon

Carved by the Colca River, the Colca Canyon is the third most-visited travel destination of Peru. It is located in the extreme north-east of the Arequipa region and can be reached in about 3-1/2 hours by road north offrom the city of Arequipa, Peru. As recorded by GPS and stated in National Geographic, The Colca…

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A BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT CUSCO

Cusco (also spelled Cuzco, and in the Quechua language as Qusqu IPA: [‘qos.qo]) is a city in southeastern Peru near the Sacred Valley in the Andes mountain range, southeast of the Incan city of Machu Picchu. Cusco was the capital of the extensive Inca Empire, favorite destination for tourists seeking to explore Inca relics. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the…

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The Norte Chico Civilization: Ancient Peruvian Civilization or Complex Society?

The Norte Chico Civilization was an ancient civilization / complex society belonging to the Pre-Columbian era. This civilization flourished in Peru about 5000 years ago, and hence has been considered to be the oldest known civilization to have existed in the Americas. The Norte Chico Civilization is notable today for its monumental constructions, including massive…