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Cradle Of Gold

Author : Christopher Heaney
ISBN : 9780230339880
Genre : History
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In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas' greatest achievement. Tall, handsome, and sure of his destiny, Bingham believed that Machu Picchu was the Incas' final refuge, where they fled the Spanish Conquistadors. Bingham made Machu Picchu famous, and his dispatches from the jungle cast him as the swashbuckling hero romanticized today as a true Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site raised old specters of conquest and plunder, and met with an indigenous nationalism that changed the course of Peruvian history. Though Bingham successfully realized his dream of bringing Machu Picchu's treasure of skulls, bones and artifacts back to the United States, conflict between Yale and Peru persists through the present day over a simple question: Who owns Inca history? In this grand, sweeping narrative, Christopher Heaney takes the reader into the heart of Peru's past to relive the dramatic story of the final years of the Incan empire, the exhilarating recovery of their final cities and the thought-provoking fight over their future. Drawing on original research in untapped archives, Heaney vividly portrays both a stunning landscape and the complex history of a fascinating region that continues to inspire awe and controversy today.
Category: History

Machu Picchu

Author : Mary Meinking
ISBN : 9781629685106
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Every new and groundbreaking archaeological discovery refines our understanding of human history. This title examines the exploration and study of Machu Picchu. The book explores the lives of the site's builders, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Relics Of The Past

Author : Stefanie Gänger
ISBN : 9780191511486
Genre : Social Science
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Relics of the Past tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Peru and Chile in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign travellers and scholars dedicated to the study of South America's pre-Columbian past is well documented, historians have largely overlooked the knowledge gathered and the collections formed among collectors of antiquities, antiquaries, and archaeologists born or living in South America during this period. The landed gentry, the clergy, and an urban bourgeoisie of doctors, engineers, and military officials put antiquities on display in their private mansions or bestowed them upon the public museums that were being formed by municipalities and governments in Santiago de Chile, Cuzco, or Lima. Men, and some few women, gathered antiquities on their journeys 'inland' and during sociable weekend excursions, but also on quotidian commercial voyages or in military campaigns. They bartered antiquities with their fellow collectors or haggled about their price on the antiquities market. In their hours of leisure, they marvelled at them, wrote about them, and disputed over their meaning, age, and interest in learned societies, informal gatherings, and at meetings in universities and public museums. This volume unveils a hitherto largely unknown world of antiquarian and archaeological collecting and learning in Peru and Chile.
Category: Social Science

Life And Death In The Andes

Author : Kim MacQuarrie
ISBN : 9781439168905
Genre : History
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"Kim MacQuarrie tells great stories of South America's history, from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to cocaine king Pablo Escobar to the last survivor of an Indian tribe, all of these stories set in the Andes Mountains"--
Category: History

Machu Picchu

Author : Hiram Bingham
ISBN : 3492403123
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Aus Liebe Zu Meiner Tochter

Author : Betty Mahmoody
ISBN : 9783732510160
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Millionen von Lesern aus der ganzen Welt haben Betty Mahmoodys authentischen Bericht über ihre dramatische Flucht aus dem Iran gelesen. Durch den großen Erfolg von Nicht ohne meine Tochter erfuhr Betty von vielen Frauen und auch Männern, die ein ähnliches Schicksal haben und verzweifelt um ihre Kinder kämpfen. Mit leidenschaftlicher Anteilnahme begann sie, sich für diese Eltern und Kinder einzusetzen und gründete aus eigenen Mitteln die Hilfsorganisation "One World for Children".
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Versunkene Reiche

Author : Zecharia Sitchin
ISBN : 3930219611
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Zecharia Sitchin weist in >Versunkene Reiche nach, daß die präkolumbianischen Kulturen der Maya und Inka nur mit Hilfe der Götter, der Anunnaki, jene die vom Himmel auf die Erde kamen

Und Morgen Du

Author : Stefan Ahnhem
ISBN : 9783843709286
Genre : Fiction
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Ein Klassenfoto, drei Tote. Wer wird der nächste sein? Helsingborg, Südschweden. Kommissar Fabian Risk ist gerade in sein idyllisches Heimatstädtchen zurückgekehrt. Er möchte endlich mehr Zeit mit seiner Familie verbringen. Doch dann wird in seiner alten Schule eine brutal zugerichtete Leiche gefunden. Daneben liegt ein Klassenfoto. Darauf abgebildet ist Risks alte Klasse, das Gesicht des Mordopfers mit einem Kreuz markiert. Und das ist erst der Beginn einer Mordserie, bei der der Mörder Risk und seiner Familie immer näher kommt. »Ein Krimi, der einen nicht mehr loslässt. Fesselnd von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite.« Hjorth & Rosenfeldt »Eine Geschichte des Bösen, die einen in die Schatten der Vergangenheit führt. Überraschend und spannend. Ich habe es in einem Zug durchgelesen.« Åke Edwardson Der zweite Teil der Fabian-Risk-Serie, Herzsammler, erzählt die Vorgeschichte zu Und morgen du, für alle, die erfahren wollen, wieso Fabian Risk mit seiner Familie nach Helsingborg gezogen ist.
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