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History The quechua-speaking Cabanas, probably descended from the Wari culture, and the Aymara-speaking Collaguas, who moved to the area from the Lake Titicaca region, inhabited the valley in the pre-Inca era. The Inca probably arrived in the Colca valley around 1320 AD, and established their dominion through marriage, rather than through warfare. The Spaniards, under [...]

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EL COLCA región conocida en la colonia como el corregimiento Collahuas, fue una de las zonas más importantes del virreinato del Perú. Tal es que Francisco Pizarro encomienda a su hermano Gonzalo, que se establezca en Yanque para ejercer el control del Valle. En ese entonces este fértil valle era poblado por más de 60 mil [...]

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Colca Canyon

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Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States at 4,160 m., and it is promoted as the “world’s deepest canyon,” although the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon. The Colca Valley is [...]

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