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Peru
Puno, close to the Lake Titicaca.
The chullpass of Sillustani, partially encircled by Lake Umayo.
These impressive constructions are funerary towers of the ancient Colla people.
A chullpa is a circular shaped tower used as cemetery. As there were mummies inside those buildings they were looted in colonial times, so now it is somewhat difficult to know many aspects of those stone buildings. The quality of their walls is excellent having many characteristics of the Imperial Inkan architectural type.


The picture is taken at the end of the day and the low sun gives the all area a red glow.

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