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Title
A sacred landscape sacred landscape :
Type
Text
Contribution
Thomson, Hugh, author.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
maps
Geographic Coverage
Andes
Peru
Classification
LCC: F3429 .T275 2007 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 985/.01 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2006053275
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Hugh Thompson has made a career exploring the mysterious pre-Columbian cultures of ancient Peru, providing unforgettable accounts of South America's most strange--but enduring--culture. Here, he takes us from the great Moche pyramids to remote sites in the central highlands that date back to the first millennium BCE--ancient Incan sites of the Andes that remain cloaked in mystery. He elegantly interweaves his account of the rise, decline, and fall of pre-Inca civilization with the story of his family's relocation to a farm in the Yucay valley, the one-time heartland of ancient Peru. Thompson draws on the year that he spent alongside contemporary Peruvians to explore how things have changed--or failed to change--in the five centuries or more that separate contemporary Peru from the civilization that is one of the world's oldest and most captivating enigmas.--From publisher description.
Table Of Contents
Chasing Hiram Bingham to Llactapata
The Incas and the Andean legacy
Caral : the beginning of Peruvian civilisation
The pyramids of the Moche
Chavin : at the heart of the labyrinth
The sacred valley
Reclaiming the desert : the Nasca
The Huari : the people of the white buildings
The island of the sun
A parliament of bears : Qoyllurit'i
Return to Llactapata : Machu Picchu's observatory.
Authorized Access Point
Thomson, Hugh, sacred landscape