People, Cultures, Religions & Gods of Peru

Four major groups of the human family have contributed to Peru's population: Amerindians, whites, blacks, and Orientals. The government traditionally described all mixtures of these stocks as "mestizo," although in everyday speech this term usually denoted the European-Indian amalgam most common in the country.

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Religion and Gods in Ancient Peru

Religion and Gods in Ancient Peru

People, Cultures, Religions & Gods of Peru
Like most ancient peoples, the Incas and their contemporaries worshipped multiple gods. Yet there was an unmistakable tendency for each group to recognize a single god as supremely significant, at least so far as its own tribal fortunes were concerned.
Early People, Cultures, and Civilizations in Peru

Early People, Cultures, and Civilizations in Peru

People, Cultures, Religions & Gods of Peru
The earliest people to inhabit what we now call Peru probably arrived in the Andes about 13,000 B.C. These people were hunters and gatherers. On the coast they fished and collected shellfish.
The Incas in the southern highlands of Peru

The Incas in the southern highlands of Peru

People, Cultures, Religions & Gods of Peru
In the thirteenth century the Incas were one of several small tribes living in the region of the present-day Peruvian city of Cuzco.
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Peru Hidden Treasure - Spanish version (Full)

Peru Hidden Treasure - Spanish version (Full)

This is the full documentary exploring the Peruvian natural wonders, landscapes, geography, culinary diversity and cultural heritage of previous civilizations (in Spanish language)
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20 May 2021

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