Ollantaytambo – The town and an Inca archaeological site in the Sacred Valley

During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, who conquered Advertisements

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Cueva de las Manos – The Cave of Hands in Santa Cruz

The images of hands are negative painted. Most of the hands are left hands, which suggests that painters held the spray pipe with their right hand or they put the back of their right hand to the wall and held the spray pipe with their left hand. Besides these there are also depictions of human beings, felines […]

El Museo del Oro – The Museum of Gold in Bogotá

The museum displays a selection of pre-Columbian gold and other metal alloys, such as Tumbaga, and contains the largest collection of gold artifacts in the world. The museum has a collection of pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile objects, these items, made of a– to indigenous cultures – sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of […]

Omayra Sánchez – Τhe child symbol rests in Armero

On November 13, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted. At 9:10 pm of that night, Volcanic debris mixed with ice to form massive lahars (volcanically induced mudflows, landslides, and debris flows), which rushed into the river valleys below the mountain, killing nearly 23,000 people and destroying Armero and 13 other villages. Loss of life was exacerbated […]

Nazca Lines – The group of very large geoglyphs in Nazca

The lines created between 500 BCE and 500 CE. Most lines run straight across the landscape, but there are also figurative designs of animals and plants, made up of lines. The individual figurative geoglyph designs measure between 0.4 and 1.1 km across. The lines are typically 10 to 15 cm deep. They were made by removing the […]