the Sarcophagi of Chachapoyas José Leonardo Ortiz, Peru mummies inside sarcophages in Peru? you betcha. while everyone seems to be in a rush to get to Machu Picchu, hundreds of spots like this one remained barely visited by travelers. hanging precariously onto the side of a cliff [which has most wondering how they got there in the first place], these 6 sarcophagi - believed to of noble blood - have been overlooking this sacred valley since the 11th-12th century. zoom in with your camera and you can make out a leg, still wrapped.
The Sarcophagi of Chachapoyas: Chachapoyas, Peru
MACHU PICCHU (daily 6.30am–5pm; standard entry fee is $44; or $22 for students with ID card) is one of the greatest of all South American tourist attractions: beautiful stone architecture enhanced by the Incas' exploitation of local 250-million-year-old rocks of grey-white granite with a high content of quartz, silica and feldspar, set against a vast, scenic backdrop of dark-green forested mountains that spike up from the deep valleys of the Urubamba and its tributaries. The ... More
San Sebastian, Peru