Tulipe Yumbo

Sun, Moon And Stars Rituals In Tulipe

From 800 AD until the arrival of the spanish conquerors in the 15th century a culture called Yumbo lived in the area surrounding Tulipe. The pools they build and which have been found there – one of them only in 2004 because of aerial photography – were probably for ritual purification or their mirror has served as kind of an astronomic instrument or they just liked bathing, like we do.

Producing alcohol: DSC_0049DSC_0048


The fancy members of Yumbo culture:DSC_0047


The pool area:


Insects’ nests


The village:DSC_0088DSC_0091DSC_0094DSC_0061


On the road back to Quito:

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