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The Cloud People once commanded a vast kingdom stretching across the Andes to the fringes of Peru’s northern Amazon jungle, before it was conquered by the Incas.

The Cloud People once commanded a vast kingdom stretching across the Andes to the fringes of Peru’s northern Amazon jungle, before it was conquered by the Incas.

By the time the Spanish arrived in Peru at the beginning of the 16th Century the Chachapoya people had already been subsumed in to the great Inca Empire.  Although they had resisted the Incas fiercely, the lands of these Warriors of the Clouds as they were known had been annexed and had been forced to adopt the customs and culture of their conquerors. Yet they left one thing behind – the strange sarcophagi in which they would bury their dead.

By the time the Spanish arrived in Peru at the beginning of the 16th Century the Chachapoya people had already been subsumed in to the great Inca Empire. Although they had resisted the Incas fiercely, the lands of these Warriors of the Clouds as they were known had been annexed and had been forced to adopt the customs and culture of their conquerors. Yet they left one thing behind – the strange sarcophagi in which they would bury their dead.

A huge mysterious door-like structure has been discovered in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometres from the city of Puno has long been revered by local indians as the City of the Gods. It has never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain.

A huge mysterious door-like structure has been discovered in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometres from the city of Puno has long been revered by local indians as the City of the Gods. It has never been fully explored because of the rugged mountain terrain.

The rings of Moray, an old Incan agricultural site in Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

The Rings Of Moray, Peru.

The rings of Moray, an old Incan agricultural site in Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

Nazca Lines---Nazca Desert---in southern Peru--- a series of ancient geoglyphs depicting spiders, monkeys and more   ranging from the simple to the complex  and thought to be from the Nazca culture--400-650 AD. World Heritage Site.

Nazca Lines---Nazca Desert---in southern Peru--- a series of ancient geoglyphs depicting spiders, monkeys and more ranging from the simple to the complex and thought to be from the Nazca culture--400-650 AD. World Heritage Site.

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Tips for Travel To Machu Picchu

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Map of Nazca Lines designs RP by Splashtablet iPad Cases - the kitchen & shower iPad case that sticks everywhere. Winter Sale prices on Amazon Now!

Map of Nazca Lines designs RP by Splashtablet iPad Cases - the kitchen & shower iPad case that sticks everywhere. Winter Sale prices on Amazon Now!

Chan Chan, Peru Honeycomb patterns in the ruin walls of the Chimu-dynasty city of Chan Chan in Peru.

Chan Chan, Peru Honeycomb patterns in the ruin walls of the Chimu-dynasty city of Chan Chan in Peru.