Tag: Peru

Machu Picchu trash and tourists

Machu Picchu Big Trash Problem. Is Mass Tourism Responsible?

A United Nations released video shed some light on the Machu Picchu trash problem, and it’s a big one. On a daily basis tourists left behind, at Machu Picchu, about 14 tonnes of garbage. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other preservation and conservation groups are concern about the impact this is having on […]

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Inca Pottery: Geometric and Symmetrical Designs
Close-up of Inca's graceful, symmetrical pottery design. Photo credit: incas.homestead

Inca Pottery: Geometrical and Symmetrical Designs

Inca Pottery. Hiram Bingham, the American historian and explorer whom stumbled upon the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911 in reference to Inca pottery, wrote “In addition to agriculture and the breeding of useful plants and animals, the Incas carried to a remarkable extreme the manufacture of graceful, symmetrical pottery. They learned to recognize different […]

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