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A Pilgrimage in Honor of a Famous Legend to Take Place in Ayabaca

Tuesday October 11, 2016

During the week of October 10th-14th, Peruvians and Ecuadorians will take part in a pilgrimage in Ayabaca in honor of a famous legend.

Ayabaca is a town in the north of Peru, just before the border of Ecuador. An old legend that centers around the town sparks this famous pilgrimage every year.

The legend says that a Spanish priest, García Guerero of Ayabaca, wanted to create an image of Christ into a tree trunk. Three men came to him and volunteered for the job, but they wanted to do it in secret, with no one watching.

Another ancient geoglyph was found in the Nazca desert

Monday May 02, 2016

The archaeological site on Nazca was declared a World heritage site by UNESCO because of the animal figures, objects and anthropomorphic figures that can only be seen by flying over the area. Recently, an entire new geoglyph has been discovered at Pampa de Majuelos. This is an important discovery for the scientific community and for the tourism sector.

According to National Geographic the new discovered geoglyph is a 30-meter long figure drawn upon the arid plateaus, the figure would represent an animal with a long tongue. (more…)

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