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Sillustani

Sillustani

Forty minutes from Puno and Lake Titicaca, perched on a hill overlooking Lake Umayo, sits the pre-Incan cemetery of Sillustani. With its chimney like structures you could be forgiven for mistaking this for a crematorium, but these stone towers are in fact tombs. It is thought that each would have been the resting place for a complete family of mummified bodies, though none have ever been found.

Sillustani

Series: South America