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Inka Museum, Cusco; The Desecration of Andean History

Perched on the corner of Cuesta del Almirante, the Inka Museum gives visitors a very brief glimpse into the ancient history of Peru. You will know when you are there by the dancing water fountain just outside.

The two-storey building is sectioned into the different epochs of Andean cultures, giving you a brief introduction to each before launching into a fully-blown unfolding of the Inca Empire which began in the 14th Century.

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The children at this Indigenous School in Ollantaytambo near Cusco speak Spanish

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Book Extract – An Interview With The Last Descendant of the Inca, Willocq, Peru

Extract from my book: Journeys to Ancient Worlds: What Modern Man Can Learn From Ancient Civilisations

When I was at the Inca ruins talking to Walter about my research, he suggested I get in touch with his friend Paul. So I did.

Peruvian school children in Ollantaytambo

 

Paul was also a local guide, pleasant, chatty and in good shape. His thick black hair and a long narrow face is typical of Peruvians, and so too the smile that seems to be continually fixed to his jaw. He suggests I might like to go into the mountains to a little indigenous village named Willocq where I can meet Mama Yupanqui – the last surviving descendant of the Inca King, Manco Tupac. I jump at the chance! Continue reading Book Extract – An Interview With The Last Descendant of the Inca, Willocq, Peru

Extract from Journey’s To Ancient Worlds – The Nazca Lines Mystery of the Monkey

MonkeyAn even greater oddity about the use of four and five fingers on the left and right hand respectively, is that why we also find the same premise on the Monkey? Again the right hand has five fingers and the left has four. What could this mean? Continue reading Extract from Journey’s To Ancient Worlds – The Nazca Lines Mystery of the Monkey

The Alto Misayoq and The Buried Secrets of Peru?

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Image credit: Tobiasvde

Since the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in 1532 desecrated their culture, Shamans of Peru have done their best to keep the ancient customs of their ancestors alive.

Oral traditions have been passed down through generations since the defeat of the Inca, but sadly, a great deal of knowledge has been lost, misinterpreted or corrupted.

In the modern world, the sons of shaman are not interested in learning ancient knowledge and following in the footpaths of their forefathers. Instead they are lured by the western ideals of money and materialism. Continue reading The Alto Misayoq and The Buried Secrets of Peru?

Peru Mysteries: The Sculpture Park of Markahuasi

Markahuasi has to be seen to be believed!

It has been dubbed the playground of the Gods. High in the mountains, 88km from Lima, Markahuasi is yet another strange phenomenon in Peru. Unusual stone formations reveal faces of people and animals from overseas countries carved rock. They shouldn’t be there.

Mainstream archaeologists claim the rock formations are naturally formed and dozens rocks that appear to originate from the four corners of the earth are merely coincidence. If scholars say the rocks have been weathered by time, it must be true right? But when you go and investigate the “phenomenon” for yourself, the rocks tell a completely different story. Continue reading Peru Mysteries: The Sculpture Park of Markahuasi

The Temple of Fertility, Peru

Planted in the ground like giant stone mushrooms are dozens of giant stone penises. They raise a few eyebrows. Known to the Inca as Falo’s they represent reproduction. Dozens protrude proudly from the dry soil and dozens more are buried helmet first into the ground.

The Temple of Fertility in Chuquito is a short drive from Puno in the Titicaca Basin in the south of Peru. The buried helmets represent reproduction whilst dozens more stand upright like giant mushrooms represent fertility.

The temple was built between 1300-1500 BCE, and was used by the Inca to pray for children and for the sun to continue shining to keep Pachamama (mother earth) fertile. Continue reading The Temple of Fertility, Peru