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The Inca Lloque Yupanqui had grown old without an heir. And now it was widely believed that he was too old, too weak, to father a child. Yet one day as he sat grieving, deep in sorrow, the Sun appeared to him in human form and consoled him, saying, “Do not grieve, Lloque Yupanqui, for your descendants shall be...
In ages long past there was nothing, but wilderness and the people lived like beasts. There were no villages, no houses, and no cultivated fields. No one wore proper clothes, for as yet they did not know how to weave cotton or wool.
History of Peru TinTinUpdatedAugust 26, 201939958100
We managed to get our hands on a few beautiful rare documentaries and amateur films about Peru, its people, key cities, selected sites of archaeological importance and customs. The selected material is dated between 1936 and 1949. As you can imagine the film equipment in some of the earlier pieces was very basic and the quality is accordingly. Still...
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 2018133480100
In Peru, and here especially in the Andean highlands, August 1 (and actually the entire month of August) is dedicated to Pachamama, next to the sun god Inti probably the most important and worshipped deity in the Inca culture.
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerUpdatedOctober 20, 201829661100
Each year on June 24, a few days after the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, the largest and most important festival of the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, is celebrated in Cusco.