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Nazca lines used to mark pilgrimage route

New research suggests that the famous Nazca Lines in Peru may have been used by two separate groups of people to mark the route to an ancient temple. The earliest Nazca Lines were created so pilgrims could view the markings along a ritual processional route, the researchers said. But later people

Machu Picchu: A mini re-creation of a mythic landscape?

A new study is proposing that Machu Picchu, in Peru, was an Inca pilgrimage site and a scaled-down version of a mythic landscape. The finding challenges the conventional view that Machu Picchu was a royal estate of the Inca ruler Pachacuti, who built it around A.D. 1460. "I believe that much of

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