Nur noch ein Wunder und dann kümmere ich mich um die Hungersnot. Ich habe zum Glück noch genug Nahrung übrig.
Ein fixes und schickes Würfelspiel, das mal ein wenig anders abläuft. Durch die Erweiterung wird es asymmetrisch gespielt und jeder entwickelt sich in den Zeitaltern ganz unterschiedlich. Aber man sollte den Gegner nicht aus dem Auge verlieren.
Und es macht solo auch richtig Laune!
From the visionary 1960s classic 'The Medium is the Massage' (yes, you read that right) by Marshall McLuhan, that illustrates how technology utterly reshapes society, personal lives, and sensory perceptions, so that we are effectively shaped by the means we use to communicate.
Another overnight bus took us from Trujillo, south-east to Huaraz, back into the Andes.
The small city of Huaraz lies at around 3,000 meters with views to the Conchucos Valley and the colossal snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca dominating the distant skyline.
We'd come here to do some hiking and to see the ancient ruins at Chavín de Huantar, one of the oldest Andean civilisations. Surrounded by the hulking Andes and nestled amidst clear cobalt lakes, this ancient site is a truly special place.
The first image is a stunning replica model of what the site would have looked like. Many subterranean chambers run beneath the complex. I took lots of photos, but as flash photography wasn't allowed, they didn't turn out very well!
You can see from the pictures though that the building style is different from sites like Ingapirca. The bricks are thinner and laid out in a very linear fashion, whereas the later Inca style was of larger more irregularly shaped blocks carefully crafted together.
Flourishing between 900 and 200BC, the Chavín are one of the most important cultures in South American history. Their belief in a god known as the Staff Deity is thought to be an early version of the Andean creator-god, Viracocha. This deity is one that many of the ancient Andean cultures believed in, and many traditional ceremonies are still performed today.
It's interesting that when an Andean civilsation conquered another one, they didn't seek to destroy everything or to crush beliefs. Instead, they learned from the culture they'd subsumed, taking the architectural skills, the arts, crafts and belief systems, and building on them.
Like Chan Chan, Chavín de Huantar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The archaeology in this part of the world is truly rich and outstanding.