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Monuments of the Incas is the most comprehensive photographic and narrative survey of the major sites of the Inca empire, including the famed city of Machu Picchu, the Inca town and sun temple of Ollantaytambo, the mighty temple-fortress of Sacsahuaman, and the steeply terraced ruins of Pisac. This classic book, first published in 1982 and long out of print, has now been thoroughly rewritten to incorporate results from the latest archaeological excavations, discoveries about Inca masonry techniques, and updated interpretations of form and function. Completely redesigned throughout, it includes new chapters about Choquequirao, Chinchero,Vitcos, and the ruins along the famous Inca Trail.

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Hemming's text is impressively complimented by Ranney's 174 stunning black-and-white photographs, which do an excellent job of demonstrating the overall splendor.... Highly recommended for both scholars and lay readers.

Hemming makes good use of the indispensable work of contemporary Peruvian scholarship. . . . The photographs are so beautiful that they satisfy entirely.

Detailed mythical, historical, and archaeological information on many of the most important architectural works of the Inca empire . . . extraordinary beautiful photographs . . . a valuable contribution.

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Formerly the Director of the Royal Geographical Society in London, John Hemming has traveled in and written extensively about the Amazon region. His previous books include Tree of Rivers. Edward Ranney first traveled to Peru in 1962 and has made numerous subsequent visits. His published work includes Stonework of the Maya. He lives in Santa Fe.

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