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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Urubamba, Peru by Pedro Lastra

Rhuna travels to Machu Pichu in the first book, "Rhuna, Keeper of Wisdom". Places are given Fantasy names, but readers can figure out where they are.

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Llamas are New World exclusive creatures in South America who were used extensively by the Incan Empire as pack animals. This gave the Incans a huge advantage over northern natives like the Aztecs who had no such pack animal.

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is