Do you suppose the Cuy Growers Association of Peru was
behind this to get us all to eat more meat?
The very fresh yuca Walter sent is at the bottom of this
image. He also sent two kinds of peppers that we enjoy,
a new one called aji mochero and aji rocoto alsong with
new can chan potatoes.
A San Pedro Cactus next to the table where we dined in
Huanchaco, the beach city of Trujillo. It gets its name
because Saint Peter holds the keys to heaven and the
extract of this cactus allows the shaman and his clientele
to visit heaven.
Huaca al la Prieta is one of the earliest sites on the North Coast, dating to
about 3500 BCE. In the foreground is a field of sugar cane, not native to Peru.
The knots and cords correspond to a binary system of numbers.
It is speculated that a sequence of knots and cords could be tied
together giving the number 84014, a zip code, which would mean
Centerville Utah, USA.
|Max Hall did have a cool helmet. Do the Coogs have better helmets than the Utes?|
Sacrificial victims tied together on their way to execution. The genitals
received special emphasis in the friezes suggesting their importance as
sacrificial victims in terms of their virility and strength.
A fine line drawing taken from a Mochica ceramic pot. Naked victims
are being lead and carrying others to the stand where the chief sits
waiting to drink the blood of the victims. Below the line are the dead
in the underworld. Note the ever present serpent. This serpent was
recently unearthed along with carved stone birds in Southern Turkey
at a site known as Gobekle Tepe. That site is at least 11,000 years old.
|A painting of an examination of a witch from the Salem period.|
Church of the Merced built in the early 17th Century of
imported granite from Panama.