ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE INCA EMPIREDR DAVID M. JONES Book Number: 71615 Product format: Paperback
An expert and vivid guide to the myths and legends of the cultures of the Paracas, Chavín, Nazca, Moche, Incas and other ancient peoples of South America with over 1,000 photographs and illustrations exploring the great heritage of art, building, politics, culture and society. Exploring the native peoples of Peru and the Andes, their mythologies and ancient belief systems, the first half of the book uncovers the powerful social organisation of the kingdom of Chimu and the Inca Empire. Learn about the rainforest gods of the Andes - jaguars, serpents and monkeys, and the human and animal sacrifice involved in paying them homage. Preserved architecture and artefacts provide clues to their lifestyle, detailing progression from the first Preceramic villages to sophisticated societies found by the Western conquistadors. Unearth jewels from Inca temples in Kotosh, La Galgada and Aspero with this spectacular guide. Heavyweight softback, 512 glossy pages, colour throughout.
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