Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World

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Critical to the success of the Inca Empire nearly 500 years ago, llamas are still important to Peruvians today.

Although modern transportation has taken much of the need for pack animals away, the surefooted llamas are still used as beasts of burden in some remote areas. They are also raised for their wool.

llamas being herded down a road

Photograph by Gordon Gahan

modern day Inca womanllamatourists

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