Machu Picchu: The Sacred Center

9789972904509: Machu Picchu: The Sacred Center
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The book presents information to explain the meaning of Machu Picchu (and many of the key structures found at the site), including the reason for its location in such an isolated area of the Andes. This is done based on the author's years of research in the region of Machu Picchu and within the context of the importance of mountains and water in pre-Columbian religious beliefs. The author demonstrates how the sacred landscape at Machu Picchu combines with astronomical phenomena to make for an especially powerful sacred center. The second, revised edition of 2002 includes extensive use of color illustrations and an epilogue to update information since the book's first printing in 1991. The book is easy to understand, while utilizing archaeological, historical, and ethnographic information to establish a solidly based theory to explain one of South American's best known archaeological sites.

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