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The Last Days of the Incas
The Last Days of the Incas
by Kim Macquarrie
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In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the... (read more)

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Lost City of the Incas
Lost City of the Incas
by Hiram Bingham
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A special illustrated edition of Hiram Bingham's classic work captures all the magnificence and mystery of the amazing archeological sites he uncovered. Early in the 20th century, Bingham ventured into the wild and then unknown country of the Eastern... (read more)

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Incas: Lords of Gold and Glory
Incas: Lords of Gold and Glory
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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History of the Inca Empire: An Account of the Indians' Customs and Their Origin, Together with a Treatise on Inca Legends, History, and Social Ins (Texas Pan American Series)
History of the Inca Empire: An Account of the Indians' Customs and Their Origin, Together with a Treatise on Inca Legends, History, and Social Ins (Texas Pan American Series)
by Bernabe Cobo
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A seventeenth-century account of Inca history and customs.... (read more)

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Lost City of the Incas: The Story of Machu Picchu and Its Builders
Lost City of the Incas: The Story of Machu Picchu and Its Builders
by Hiram Bingham
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Hiram Bingham describes the Peruvian expedition to the Inca capitals of Vitcos and Vilcapampa, lost for three centuries under the shadow of Machu Picchu mountain. Here is all that is known about Machu Picchu, its origin, how it came to be lost, and how... (read more)

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Inca Myths the Legendary Past
Inca Myths the Legendary Past
by Gary Urton
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Inca Myths begins with an introduction to the land and people of the Andes and reviews the sources of our current knowledge of Inca mythology. Gary Urton then recounts various creation myths, including a selection from various ethnic groups and regions... (read more)

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Life and Death at Paloma: Society and Mortuary Practices in a Preceramic Peruvian Village
Life and Death at Paloma: Society and Mortuary Practices in a Preceramic Peruvian Village
by Jeffrey Quilter
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An extensively annotated reissue of a humorous book published in 1851 (Lippincott, Grambo; Philadelphia). Purporting to be the exploits of one David Rattlehead, the book is a thinly fictionalized account of Dr. Marcus Lafayette Byrn's practice in... (read more)

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Conquest of the Incas (70 Edition)
Conquest of the Incas (70 Edition)
by John Hemming
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“Distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of one’s way into the minds of the sixteenth-century Spaniards and Indians . . . Provocative.” — New York Times “An extraordinary book. Combining rigorous historical... (read more)

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Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
by Richard L Burger
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Situated high in the Peruvian Andes, the fifteenth-century Inca palace complex at Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world. In this beautifully illustrated book, leading American and Peruvian scholars provide an... (read more)

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The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
by Johan Reinhard
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Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule... (read more)

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Cradle of Gold: the Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu (11 Edition)
Cradle of Gold: the Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu (11 Edition)
by Christopher Heaney
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In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the... (read more)

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The Incas
The Incas
by Nigel Davies
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The Inca Empire's immense territory spanned more than 2,000 miles - from Ecuador to Chile - at the time of the Spanish invasion, yet Inca culture remains largely a mystery. The Incas did not leave pictorial codices and documents in their native language... (read more)

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The Ancient Kingdoms of Peru
The Ancient Kingdoms of Peru
by Nigel Davies
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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... (read more)

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Pyramids of Tucume: The Quest for Peru's Forgotten City
Pyramids of Tucume: The Quest for Peru's Forgotten City
by Thor Heyerdahl
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Thor Heyerdahl, who is well-known for his daring expedition around the globe, recently returned to Peru, where he learned of the pre-Columbian site of Tucume, containing 26 pyramids. In this book, he describes his experiences and the ambitious programme... (read more)

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Art of the Andes (World of Art)
Art of the Andes (World of Art)
by Rebecc Stone Miller
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-220) and index.... (read more)

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Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu
Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu
by Chris Heaney
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In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the... (read more)

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Valverde's Gold: In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasure
Valverde's Gold: In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasure
by Mark Honigsbaum
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When Mark Honigsbaum discovers an ancient Spanish treasure guide buried in his research notebooks, he cannot help but be drawn into the legend of Valverde, a conquistador with a treasure trail that has proven fatal for the past 400 years. Undeterred by... (read more)

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Ancient Andean Village (12 Edition)
Ancient Andean Village (12 Edition)
by Vaughn
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Although ancient civilizations in the Andes are rich in history—with expansive empires, skilled artisans, and vast temple centers—the history of the Andean foothills on the south coast of present-day Peru is only now being unveiled... (read more)

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Art of the Andes (3RD 13 Edition)
Art of the Andes (3RD 13 Edition)
by Rebecca R. Stone
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This wide-ranging survey has established itself as the best singlevolume introduction to Andean art and architecture, and is an essential guide to pre-Columbian Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia for the general reader, student, traveler, and artist alike... (read more)

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Valverde's Gold
Valverde's Gold
by Mark Honigsbaum
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When Mark Honigsbaum discovers an ancient Spanish treasure guide buried in his research notebooks, he cannot help but be drawn into the legend of Valverde, a conquistador with a treasure trail that has proven fatal for the past 400 years. Undeterred by... (read more)

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