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The History of Coca – The Divine Plant of the Incas

[scribd id=82732649 key=key-lymbfz9vyhmx2bkyiuc mode=list] This magnificent book by W. Golden Mortimer, published in 1901 and long out of print, has been digitized by Microsoft for the  University of California and now available in the Open Internet Archive. The book contains nearly 200 hundred illustrations.

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Machu Picchu – World Heritage Site

Machu Picchu, a set on Flickr. Machu Picchu -World Heritage Site Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its…

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Coca Leaf Products in Peru.

coca leaf products in Peru., a photo by Howard G Charing on Flickr. Coca (Erythroxylon coca). Products made from coca leaf in Peru. The Incas regarded coca as ‘the divine plant’ mainly because of its property of imparting endurance, nevertheless its use was entwined with…

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