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The Ancient Kingdoms of Peru

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ISBN13: 9780140233810
ISBN10: 0140233814
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Archaeologist and Incan expert Nigel Davies offers astonishing revelations about the remarkable empire of the Incas and the civilizations that preceded them. From the desert at Nazca to the great coastal civilization of Chimor, this compelling overview makes accessible the latest research on all the ancient kingdoms of Peru. 6 maps. 31 figures. photos.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Birth of Civilization

2. Moche

3. Nazca: Unsolved Enigmas

4. The Middle Kingdoms

5. The Great Chimor

6. The Rise of the Incas

7. The Sacred City

8. The Boundless Realm

9. The Conquest

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Index

LIST OF FIGURES

1. Primitive Dwelling, Approximately 3000 BC

2. Stone Warriors from Cerro Sechin

3. Details of Principal Facade of Chavin Temple

4. El Lanzon

5. A Stone Feline from Chavin with Cylindric Jar on Its Back

6. Moche Dancers Playing Pan-pipes

7. Moche Ruler with Musicians

8. Moche Ritual Dancers

9. Anthropomorphic Crab

10. Moche Warrior with Prisoner

11. Dismemberment of Captives

12. Moche Bird Warrior

13. Consumption of Ritual Blood by Priest

14. Nazca Lines: Plant

15. Nazca Lines: Bird

16. Paracas Painted Vessels

17. Images on Nazca Painted Pots

18. Frieze of Weeping Sun God

19. Figures which Flank the Tiahuanaco Sun God

20. Tiahuanaco Drinking Vessel

21. Huari Drinking Vessel also Illustrating Weeping Deity Similar to those of Tiahuanaco

22. The Sican Lord Mounted on Serpent

23. Portion of Chan Chan Palace Frieze

24. Chimu Painted Earspool

25. Chimu Blackware Vessels

26. Chimu Double-spout Vessel

27. The Ruler's Chief Accountant, Holding Quipu (illustration by Huaman Poma)

28. Pachacutec Inca (illustration by Huaman Poma)

29. Topa Inca in His Storehouse in Collao (illustration by Huaman Poma)

30. Inca Goblet or Quero from Ollantaytambo

31. Atahualpa with Spanish Guard (illustration by Huaman Poma)

LIST OF MAPS

1. Principal Chavin and Pre-Chavin Sites

2. The Moche Era

3. Principal Sites of the Middle Horizon

4. The Realm of Chimor

5. The Inca Empire in 1532

6. Cuzco at the Time of the Conquest

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

1. Ritual chamber, Galgada

2. Main temple, Chavin de Huantar

3. Panoramic view of main temple

4. Moche pottery figurine vessel

5. Moche pottery bird-shaped vessel

6. Moche pottery portrait vessel

7. Moche pottery house vessel

8. Moche pottery stirrup-spout vessel

9. Nazca bridge-spouted pot

10. Nazca painted bowl with turkey vulture motif

11. Nazca objects, hammered gold, perhaps representing humming-bird-moths

12. Paracas pottery mask

13. Large embroidered Paracas mantle

14. Tiahuanaco: stairs to the Kalasaya temple, beyond which stands the monolith

15. The monolith: a richly attired figure holding a beaker and a short scepter

16. Poncho, late coastal Tiahuanaco

17. Huari mirror

18. Huari double-spout bottle representing a skull

19. Chimu ceramic bottle

20. Chimu tapestry poncho

21. Chimu disc in hammered silver

22. Chancay mantle with bird motifs

23. Inca poncho

24. Inca silver figurine

25. Inca fortress at Sacsahuaman

26. The twelve-sided stone

27. The church of Santo Domingo in Cuzco built on the mortarless stones of the Coricancha

28. Statue of Francisco Pizarro in his birthplace, Trujillo de Extremadura, Spain

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Rankor, November 13, 2009 (view all comments by Rankor)
This is a very interesting book and if you want to know about Macchu Picchu you should read it too
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140233810
Author:
Davies, Nigel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Peru Antiquities.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities.
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.80x5.02x.59 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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