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These pictures show artifacts used in ceremonial sacrifices of some pre Inca cultures in the Peruvian Coastal Region. They can be attributed to the Mochica-Chimu cultures, and they are not exactly Inca.



A knife called TUMI, is an instrument for sacrifices.  The lower part of the piece has a kind of very sharp round knife. In Latin America, to hung a TUMI on a wall means good luck and has become a symbol used in the Peruvian Tourism publicity,
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Editorial: The new hotel complex could bring thousands more people to Machu Picchu.  Peru needs the economic services from tourism.  The question is will the ruins of Machu Picchu be safe?  Machu Picchu is a glorious place to see and reflect.  If the new hotel can encourage more people to visit the ruins, then it may be okay. If however, the ruins will  not be geological safe, then there's no question, the construction of the hotel complex should be stopped. 

I question the projected number of visitors to the ruins.  It has been estimated that as many as 4000 per day may visit!  I believe this number is several times what can be allowed, should be less than 1,000.  The high altitude places physical restrictions on visitors to the mountainous area.

It's tough to make decisions that require the consideration of many complex quantities.  Please read the information, think about the ramifications and respond to this issue.

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