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Description: The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
Over two thousand years before the Inca conquests that led to the empire of Tahuantinsuyu, highland peoples created a sacred center at Chavín de Huántar that rivaled Inca Cuzco in grandeur and beauty. According to Julio C. Tello, one of the founding fathers of Peruvian archaeology and the first to excavate Chavín de Huántar, in 1919, this center and the ancient culture that it expressed were responsible for the matrix of civilization from which the Inca and all other pre-Hispanic Andean …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.265-277

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