National Institute

Puno, Peru (Notimex).-the 20 floating islands of the Uros, built with totora – a similar plant to the junco – and the discovery of a temple sacred, submerged in Lake Titicaca, they are the wonders shared by Peru and Bolivia. The Uros, a group of people who have built their islands that float in the highest navigable lake in the world in the region of Puno, on the border with Bolivia who feed on the Lake (fish and plants) products live in the Islands. The Uros, whose ancestors supposedly come from Polynesia, according to some research of the National Institute of culture of Peru, are called the people of the lake or Kotsuna, an ethnic group different from the Aymara and Quechua. Peruvian archaeologist Luis Lumbreras argues that this group settled on the banks of Lake Uro-Uro, which belongs to Bolivian, but they decided to stay in the Peruvian part and found refuge in the floating islands following the siege of the incas. Although they lost their racial purity they maintain the tradition of artisanal fishing, especially the carachi and silverside, when fishing is abundant preserved fish drying in the Sun, says the former director of the National Institute of culture (INC) in a study. This breed of copper faces and eyes slanted semi live on floating islands that have built with roots of the totoras, that when entering decomposition gases, produce that get caught in the tangle of roots help to flotation. Above these roots blocks, placed beds of dry reeds, on which it built its rooms with the same material. The fabric is so perfect that no they SAG and even these fishermen and hunters have already begun to use zing sheeting for roofing their homes. So wind does not take them to the Bolivian side, the indigenous Uros anchored its islands, which are within the area of Lake Titicaca national reserve, with clubs that charge the floor of the island and are nailed at the bottom.