INCA MUMMIES: SECRETS OF THE LOST WORLD
Their empire stretched from Ecuador all the way to Chile. Only 40,000 strong, they ruled ten million subjects and created one of history's greatest civilizations. But with one quick blow, the Spanish brought this mighty Empire to it's knees. It is one of the most dramatic and poignant stories in history.
Unfortunately, the drama unfolding today is as disturbing as that which played out 500 years ago.
As archeologists struggle to understand and preserve what remains of a great culture, tomb looters and the forces of "progress" are pushing it ever closer to extinction. Across Peru, the past is colliding with the future as the demands of a growing population threaten to destroy its precious heritage.
From high atop remote Andean peaks to just below a dusty shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, archeologists are racing against time to preserve the legacy left by their ancestors.
Producer, Writer, & Director
Director of Photography
Associate Producer, Post Production
Vise President, Development
Mario Vildosola Benavente
Enrique Tapia Valenzuela
Michelle Madden Smith
Ana Mari Pomareda
Props, Costumes, & Stylists
Maxi Holland, Tambo Treks
Carla Gozzer Lanchippa
Art & Animation
Director, Post Production
Post Production Manager
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
For the Expeditions
Dr. Guillermo A. Cock
Dr. Scott Gorush
Instituto Nacional De Cultura, Cusco
Instituto Nacional De Cultura, Lima
Elvira Velasquez, Embassy of Peru
David Canal Onton
Ann Kendall & the Cusichaca Trust
Javier Lambarri Oriheula
Luis Felipe Villacorpa
Community of Tupac Amaru
Town of Ollantaytambo