Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.
Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures spanning from the Norte Chico civilization in Caral, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.
The Peruvian population is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.
Here is a wonderful collection of 45 vivid color photos that shows everyday life of Peru in the 1960s.
|Crowd at the door of church or cathedhral, Cuzco, Peru, 1960.|
|People at the door of church or cathedhral, Cuzco, Peru, 1960|
|Cuzco Plaza de Armas, 1967|
|Women from Cuzco to Machu Pichu, Peru, 1967|
|Cuzco, Peru, 1963|
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