Sacred Landscape: The Search for Ancient Peru

Sacred Landscape: The Search for Ancient Peru

by Hugh Thomson
     
 

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From the lines of the Nasca to the temple-cult of Chavin and the great pyramids of the coast, many of the extraordinary cultures of ancient Peru have only just started to give up their secrets in the last few years.

Hugh Thompson has been at the forefront of some of these discoveries. Now, in A Sacred Landscape, he takes the reader on a journey back from the

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From the lines of the Nasca to the temple-cult of Chavin and the great pyramids of the coast, many of the extraordinary cultures of ancient Peru have only just started to give up their secrets in the last few years.

Hugh Thompson has been at the forefront of some of these discoveries. Now, in A Sacred Landscape, he takes the reader on a journey back 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.

Drawing on the year that he spent on a farm in the Yucay Valley, Thompson illuminates how things have changed-or failed to change-in the five centuries that separate contemporary Peru from the civilization that is one of the world's oldest and most captivating enigmas.

About the Author:
Hugh Thomson is a writer, researcher, and documentary filmmaker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590200582
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
759,562
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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