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A New Dig

Famed archaeologist Johan Reinhard explored the Inca empire in 1999 and discovered the highest Inca site. No other team had ever ventured that far, but Reinhard set up camp high in an Argentinian volcano. Little did he know, uncovering the site alone wouldn't be his greatest achievement...

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A Sacred Quechua Volcano

The Incas regarded this volcano, the Llullaillaco volcano, as sacred. It borders Argentina and the Atacama Region of Chile and has an elevation of 6,600 feet above sea level. Reinhard was about to make three very important discoveries during his time in the volcano...

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