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The Living Inca Heritage


The Living Inca Heritage by Peter Cloudsley

The Living Inca Heritage by Peter Cloudsley: Published in Geographical Magazine. 

INCA and pre-Inca cultures are generally assigned to the realms of history,incarnate only in Machu Picchu and other famous sites. Yet the Peruvian Indians have doggedly preserved some of the ritual beliefs of their ancestors through fiestas, in spite of attempts to suppress them by colonial and religious authorities.

Peter Cloudsley is carrying out research for the Museum of Mankind on Andean musical traditions in southern Peru and the expedition on which this article is based was funded in part by the Emslie Horniman Anthroplogical Scholarship Fund and the Rivendell Trust.

Peter Cloudsley is a musicologist and writer who, since 1980, has created an archive of traditional music and interviews in Peru and collected for the British Museum. He published A Survey of Music in Peru in 1993, and two CDs: Fiesta Music from Peru (2000) and Shamans of Peru (2002). He established the Amazon Retreat Centre in Mishana in 2004.Co-Author of The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo (2011) published by Inner Traditions.

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Machu Picchu – World Heritage Site


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Machu Picchu -World Heritage Site

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. World Heritage sites studies have been the topic of many online classes through the years.

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Machu Picchu – movie clip


Machu Picchu – located about 2,350 meters above sea level. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in South America. And it is also located in the breathtaking and awesomely beautiful Andes of Peru.

Soundtrack Music from ‘Shamans of Peru’ CD by Eagle’s Wing.

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