Peru Central - Cordillera Blanca and Chavin de Hauntar

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 The TransAmerican Highway along the coastal desert of central Peru

The TransAmerican Highway along the coastal desert of central Peru

 Cordillera Blanca above Huaraz

Cordillera Blanca above Huaraz

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 Nevado Huantsam 6,385m

Nevado Huantsam 6,385m

 Nevado Huantsan 6,385m

Nevado Huantsan 6,385m

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 Pucaranra 6,150m

Pucaranra 6,150m

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 Pucaranra 6,150m

Pucaranra 6,150m

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 Pucaranra 6,150m

Pucaranra 6,150m

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The mysterious Chavin de Hauntar - a feline worshiping cult predating the Inca

 The ceremonial center of Chavin - the ancients did use hallucinogenic substances and practice cannibalism 

The ceremonial center of Chavin - the ancients did use hallucinogenic substances and practice cannibalism 

 Copy of the stone inscriptions from the Chavin temple compex

Copy of the stone inscriptions from the Chavin temple compex

 The underground caverns of Chavin - the realm of high priests and drug induced ceremonies 

The underground caverns of Chavin - the realm of high priests and drug induced ceremonies 

 The feline head on one of the temples in Chavin 

The feline head on one of the temples in Chavin 

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 The obelisk of Lanzon - a 20 feet tall obelisk in one of the underground chambers 

The obelisk of Lanzon - a 20 feet tall obelisk in one of the underground chambers 

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