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The Pre-Incan Fortress of Tilcara
Argentina

This little hillock strategically located in the middle of the famed Quebrada de Humahuaca in northern Argentina holds the ruins of a fortress (pucara) dating back before the Inca time.

Gradually restored over the last century the fortress is divided into several zones such as the necropolis, church area, stockyards and here, the monument area which holds the pyramid that now houses the remains of a pair of archeologists who started the first systemic study of the ruins.

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Uploaded: 01/09/2011
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Tags: pucara; tilcara; inca; quebrada de humahuaca
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