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Low Bridge
Photograph by Silvia Rodriguez Kembel

Squeezed into the narrow confines of Chavín de Huántar’s Gallery of the Madman—which got its name because of a hermit who lived within its halls—archaeologist John Kembel squats with the point-and-shoot laser equipment used to map the nooks and crannies of the passageways. “We managed to modify the equipment so it cooperated in extremely tight spaces,” says Kembel. “It was the bats that were the real problem.”




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