Cochineal Red: Travels Through Ancient Peru.
Many of the extraordinary cultures of Ancient Peru, from the lines of Nasca to the temple-cult of Chavin, buried in the mountains, and the great pyramids of the coast, have only started to give up their secrets and antiquity in just the last few years.
Hugh Thomson has been at the forefront of some of these discoveries himself, having made headlines with his work near Machu Picchu. Now he takes the reader on a journey back from the world of the Incas to the first dawn of Andean civilisation, to give an immensely personal and accessible guide to the wonders that have been revealed.
'Conveys not only Thomson's great knowledge of the ancient civilisations of the Andes, but also the thrill of the chase for such knowledge.' Matthew Parris, Spectator
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