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At its height, the Inca Empire covered a huge expanse of territory encompassing a number of different climatic zones. From the coast to the...

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The Inca timeline can be traced back to 1200 A.D., at which point the Inca tribe moved into the Cusco region. The Empire began...

Interesting Machu Picchu Facts

The history of Machu Picchu has fascinated and mystified both archeologists and historians since Hiram Bingham brought the site back into the global consciousness...

Chile – Humberstone and Santa Laura Ghost Towns in Atacama Desert

The discovery of nitrate fertilizer in the 19th century brought economic wealth to Chile. The Atacama Desert numbered 170 nitrate mining towns, yearly producing...

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