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New Inca Ruins Charted Near Choquequirao

New Inca Ruins Charted Near Choquequirao

By Gary Ziegler ✐ Exploring  two previously undocumented Inca ruins near Choquequirao in April 2016. ‘CLANK!‘ – the sound of machete striking stone reverberates around the densely vegetated hillside.  “Jefe, hay muros aqui,” Adrián Quispe excitedly yells up from the dark green depression he is probing through. “There are walls here.”

Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

By Gary Ziegler ✐ The first rays of morning sunlight illuminate the great stone altar, streaming through a square opening over my head. “Inti camac sumac,” chants the priest. Soaked in sweat, I fight the bindings holding me to the stone as the grinning, looming, scarlet-cloaked figure slowly brings down […]

COUNTRY NOTES: Machu Picchu, Maize and the Advantage of Backwardness

COUNTRY NOTES: Machu Picchu, Maize and the Advantage of Backwardness

By Nicholas Asheshov – Special for the Machu Picchu Centennial – Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire were the creation of an import from Central America, maize, and a dramatic climate shift that turned the Andean highlands from inhospitable wet-and-cold to pleasant, as it is today, dry-and-warm. For more than […]