National Geographic : 1929 Feb
BUENOS AIRES TO WASHINGTON BY HORSE 171 IN DESERTS OF THE PERUVIAN COAST THE HORSES WADED IN DEEP SAND To escape scorching sun, many stages were made at night. Because the march across would have required several days, the author avoided the Sechura Desert, in the north of Peru. Water was never carried, either for man or beast (see text, page 167). FOR GENERATIONS TREASURE HUNTERS HAVE DELVED AMID THE RUINS OF PRE-INCA CIVILIZATION In this burying ground mummies were found of Chimu Indians, a tribe conquered by the Incas (see, also, text, page 167).