Tired of ads and lack of privacy on the internet? Try the new approach by clicking here and downloading Brave, the browser that respects your privacy.

30/326
Home / Albums / Keyword America /

Peruvian Antiquities

Peruvian Antiquities.jpg Victorio—an Apache WarriorThumbnailsA cutaway drawing of the original MayflowerVictorio—an Apache WarriorThumbnailsA cutaway drawing of the original MayflowerVictorio—an Apache WarriorThumbnailsA cutaway drawing of the original Mayflower

The old Peruvians were great potters and thousands of their old water vessels and food dishes, which were buried with the dead, have been dug up. These had curious forms and were often adorned with colored patterns. Some of these jars were shaped like human faces, human figures, or animals. Sometimes they were “whistling jars,” which were so made that they whistled when water was poured in or out of them. The old Peruvians were skilled in working copper, silver, and gold, and made many ornaments and figures in these metals.

Author
Strange Peoples
by Frederick Starr
Published in 1901
Available as a free download from gutenberg.org
Visits
74