Friday, June 23, 2006

Burial Towers in Puno, Richard

Pictured to left, Inca burial tower near Puno, constucted around 1400 AD and partly destroyed by lightning around 1830 AD. Apparently, the lightning was attracted by around 30kg of gold artifacts found in the tower´s remains by archeologosts working in the 1960´s. The USA archeologists gave the gold to the Gold Museum in Lima, but kept the mummies for further study in the USA....

To the right, Richard and I kit ourselves out in La Paz for our part in "for a few dollars more"

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