Seville Archives of the Indies
                  
Spain
The Archives of the Indies opened in 1785, although the
building was already 200 years old.  Inside is the world's
largest collection of records, journals, maps drawings and
other documents covering Spanish discovery, exploration,
conquest, and colonization  of what was called "The New
World".  Columbus sailed from Seville, and the city remains
a center for the study of that period because of this
collection, a World Heritage Site.
Artist drawings substituted for the camera, which was
centuries away.  I immediately recognized these Inca
panpipes, which remain the primary instruments of Inca
descendants today.  The Andean musicians who still play the
pipes come from the three nations that were part of the Inca
Empire conquered by the Spanish: Peru, Ecuador and
Bolivia.  I have found Andean musicians all over the world,
including Madrid.  (Click on
Final Images) .
I suspect an instrument of this size may not have
lasted through the centuries.  However, the Incas
of Peru hold an annual celebration that brings the
Inca Empire back to life.  That would be the best
place to look for this mammoth panpipe.
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