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The People Who Ran the Sun

The People Who Ran the Sun

Country Notes — By Nicholas Asheshov — The Incas, living as they did at 3,000 m a.s.l., focused on the Sun’s capacity to provide more than warmth for their fertile, glacier-fed tropical valleys. They and their predecessors grasped, like the Egyptians and others, that the movements of the sun, moon, and […]

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 […]

One Person Dies as Protesters Try to Take Cusco Airport

One Person Dies as Protesters Try to Take Cusco Airport

One person died on Tuesday when protesters in Peru’s southern Andean region tried to take over the Cusco airport, which is the key access point for most tourists visiting the Spanish colonial city and the nearby Machu Picchu citadel. A 35-year-old man died when some 3,000 residents from the town of Calca marched […]

Greenpeace unfurls message at Machu Picchu as COP20 opens

Greenpeace unfurls message at Machu Picchu as COP20 opens

Seven Greenpeace activists sneaked giant banners into  Machu Picchu yesterday on the eve of UN Climate Summit (COP20) and unfurled a message urging world leaders to adopt a new course toward 100% renewable energy by 2050. “Machu Picchu is a place renowned for the power of the sun, it marked our […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Feature