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  • Viracochu And The Incan Civilization

    woman or child would have been sacrificed to the gods. They would consume a fermented corn drink before the priest would strangle them to death. The sacrifices’ bodies would then be wrapped in fine materials and buried along with statues of the gods (Sources 1 and 3)- most commonly Inti or Viracochu, precious metals and food offerings. It was in the 16th century that the Incans began to attract the attention of the legendary Spanish conquistadors. The foreigners were sorely tempted by the fabled cities of gold, as stated in Source 2 in Pizarro’s address to his followers. Francisco Pizarro, a Spanish soldier of noble heritage was granted permission from his Monarchy to conquer the Incan land. When the Spanish landed in 1531, in what is now Lima, they met no resistance and promptly claimed it for their own. This scene is depicted in Source 5, with Pizarro and his followers gathered around their nation’s flag, their leader’s sword raised high into the air. Pizarro did not know that many American Indians from the Andes Mountains had watching his proceedings in secret. Upon seeing them for the first time, the Indians were extremely curious as to who the foreigners were, as they had never seen their like before. At first, the Indians called them viracocha cuna or ‘gods’, and watched them silently before the natives relayed all that they had seen to the Incans. They told them of their capito, Pizarro, who they described as tall, with a full beard and wrapped in clothing. They told…

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  • Essay About Peru

    Peru is a country located on the western coast of South America that borders the South Pacific Ocean and was the center of many ancient civilizations. Such as the Incas whose empire the Spanish conquistadors Diego de Almagro and Francisco Pizarro initiated an invasion and capture in the early 1500 's during the Spanish exploration of South America. The Spanish took control of the country and began to kill most of the Inca highest rulers. However, the biggest killer that the Incas received…

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  • Madeinusa Don Caayo Analysis

    Madeinusa’s mother is said to have fled to Lima at some point in the past for unknown reasons. During tiempo santo people, in the temporary absence of supreme oversight, give in to excesses of all kinds, some are harmless enough like eating and dancing while others are darker and more sordid in nature, like the sexual abuse that Madeinusa suffers at her father’s hands. Incest is not only presented as one more of those excesses or as a signifier for the barbaric character of a society left to its…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Mission Trip To Peru

    life I have wanted to go on a mission trip to help mentor those in need. So when the opportunity came to go to Jicamarca, Peru I was extremely excited to be a part of the team being shipped off. Before going to Peru we were put through a “special” type of training. During this training we were taught what we were going to be speaking about, a skit, and a ballet dance. So when we went to Peru we would be ready for anything, at least that’s what I thought. Traveling to Peru was intense, we left…

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  • Moving Mountains Analysis

    Edi Hirose and Nancy La Rosa’s Moving Mountains: Extractive Landscapes of Peru features a showcase of many videos, photographs, and various installations depicting the effects of the human enterprise to obtain the resources of Peru. Despite of once having an historically rich landscape, the extraction of the country’s natural resources has clearly left a permanent mark in both the Peruvian population and their land. La Rosa and Hirose attempt to expose the startling effects of the industry from…

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  • Lima Bean Experiment

    Question: How do various liquids (Tap water, creek water, miracle grow + water) affect the growth of a plant? Background Information: When recalling knowledge about what plants need to grow, some things were obvious; sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. Lima beans are a annual, and need to be in a warm climate to grow best. Lima beans grow best in temperatures between 60 degrees and 70 degrees and prefer a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Also, lima beans need specific water levels to be successful. If…

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  • Case Study: Lima Ranch

    Lima Ranch is one of the many commercial Dairy farms in California that provides 21.3% of the United States milk supply. Lima Ranch has been in business for 3 generations and the producer of this diary was not there, so Dr. Frank Mitloehner delivered the tour. The tour of this facility entailed many incites to how one dairy facility can successfully run a dairy farm. This facility uses only Holstein cows for their milk production and have 1,500 milking cows. This ranch also has 1,200 heifers and…

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  • Lima Tire Plant Case Study

    Problem Identification In terms of productivity and quality ratings, the Lima Tire Plant is one of the top plants of the Treadway Tire Company (Skinner & Beckham, 2008). However, there are several underlying problems the writer can see which are plaguing the Lima Plant. The main problem is the high turnover rate of line foremen at the Lima plant; in 2007, 23 out of 50 line foremen quit the job (Skinner & Beckham, 2008). The Lima Tire Plant has 1,120 employees out of which 970 are hourly…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Sons Of Portugal Scholarship

    Sons of Portugal Scholarship Essay It all began when the first words that came out of my mouth were unfamiliar to the common American. My father, mother, and brother arrived to America to begin their new life in 1992. They came to provide their children with endless opportunities. In 1998, I was born and my family's Portuguese culture was not thrown into the United States melting pot. Due to my parents limitation on English, Portuguese was my first language. It caused me to lack guidance in my…

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  • Comparing The Grey Vs Hotlanta

    Lima, “The Grey” versus Hotlanta Lima, a historical and traditional city; and Atlanta, a well-developed and fast pace environment city; both have unique characteristics. But, out of the two cities, which one should a person should choose to live in? The answer would depend on a personal experience throughout each city which can be as exciting and nerve-racking. These two cities can be similar since they both are considered as the main cities. However, each one of them brings different…

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