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Andean Sacred Sites

Here are only a few ancient places of pilgrimage, some of which are still visited currently as part of sacred ritual.

Brittni Brooks

on 22 April 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Qoyllur Rit'i, Peru Qoyllur Rit'i is a religious festival held
annually in the Cusco region of Peru.

It is the highest point to have archeological remains. (Argentina)
22,058 feet
It is believed that the weather gods were very important for the people who woshipped these mountains.
The people believed that the mountains were where the gods controlled the weather, rains, and crops.
-Clouds formed here, streams came down from it, etc.
People made sacrifices to the mountain, sometimes human sacrifices.
The people believed and still do believe that their ancestors spirits reside there along with animal spirits.

Did the people choose the place or did the place choose the people? Lake Titicaca
Highest altitude lake in the world.
Some small tribes still inhabit the area.
Over 180 ruins have been found on the land.

A place on the southern part of Lake Titicaca has many ruins.
Some ruins predate the Incas who took over the land.
Puma Punka ruins Gateway of the Sun Winter Solstice Machu Pichu
"Lost City of Incas"
50 miles west of Cusco
Urubamba River flows through it
7,970 feet above sea level
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