Ruins of the Quilmes civilization...

Ruins of the Quilmes civilization...

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This image was taken yesterday morning from the air (Piper PA-18 ). Sigma 18-50 F2.8 EX lens.

“Ruins of the Quilmes civilization”. Located at 54 NM West of Tucumán City at 6200 feet (ASL). In this fortification the Quilmes tribe resisted for 130 years the besiege of the Spaniards.

From Wikipedia:"The Quilmes people were an indigenous tribe of the Diaguita group settled in the western subandean valleys of today’s Tucumán province, in northwestern Argentina.) They fiercely resisted the Inca invasions of the 15th century, and continued to resist the Spaniards for 130 years, until being defeated in 1667. Spanish invaders relocated the last 2,000 survivors to a reservation ("reducción") 20 km south of Buenos Aires. This 1,500 km journey was made by foot, causing hundreds of Quilmes to die in the process. By 1810, the reservation was abandoned as a result of its having become a ghost town. The place is now the city of Quilmes.
The Quilmes Indians were one of the fiercest cultures which resisted the Incas but eventually fell to the Spaniards. Today, there are only a few Quilmes left in Tucumán Province".

Google Earth: 26°27´52.05”S, 66°02´18.86”W
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Best regards.
15/02/2009 - 00:23dirk1000
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/750
Focal Length50mm

Steve O

Link Posted 15/02/2009 - 11:03
You are lucky to have such amazing scenery where you live Dirk.
Keep your words soft and nice in case you have to eat them.
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