Archaeologists in Peru announced Tuesday the discovery of the 500-year-old mummified remains of a woman from the pre-Columbian Chancay Culture (1100-1450 AD).
Maureen visits the archaeological site of Tipón in Cusco during low season and finds she has the place to herself.
By Daniel Nasaw and Matt Danzico In a small room lined with shelves of skulls, fossils, bones and antique violins, researchers are using advanced computer imaging to study priceless objects, including a mummy from Peru. So what’s inside? Some patients find CT scanners and other…
Designed by a well known frenchman, Gustave Eiffel of tower fame, the Puente de Fierro (or Bolivar as it is sometimes called) was built in 1882 to be used as a viaduct for the train route to Cusco. At 488m long it was the longest in the world at the time, until some years later it was beaten by a Scottish bridge. Even today, not including suspension bridges, it is still the 7th longest bridge that exists.
The city of Arequipa was founded in 1540 by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, who in the nearby fertile lands of Huasacache built his mansion. Huasacache, in the valley of the river Socabaya only a short distance from the city, passed through various hands over the years until it was bought by Jesuit missionaries.
After years of arguments, some quite bitter, Yale has finally agreed to send back some of the many artifacts it holds, originally taken from Machu Picchu and other ancient Peruvian archaeological sites. Some of these are due to arrive in Cusco in time for the 100th year anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of the citadel. The rest will reach Peru by December 2012.
It’s true: a whole century has passed since Hiram Bingham re-discovered Machu Picchu, and Peru will be celebrating with typical enthusiasm. In the words of one government official, Culture Minister Juan Ossio has said “Celebrations must be over the top.”
Artifacts from Machu Picchu, which were taken from Peru almost a century ago and recently returned by Yale University, have been put on display at the Government Palace, state news agency Andina reported. Authorities have set up 16 showcases to display…
Legends differ regarding where Naylamp and his entourage came from, but all agree that he arrived on the shores of the Lambayeque Region sometime after the demise of the Moche culture. The pyramid complex of Chotuna-Chornancap, located 10 miles to the southwest of the city of Lambayeque and discovered in 2008 is the physical ruin most closely associated with Naylamp.
On record as one of the worst disasters in sports history, it resulted in a death toll of around 300 people and saw as many has 500 injured.
Recent finds at the Ventarrón archaeological site have revealed some of the oldest examples of ancient Peruvian domestication of animals.
Stepping off a ship in the port of Callao in 1910, a British immigrant couple called the Lindleys were starting a new life in the Americas. Little did they know that they’d become an integral part of Peru’s national identity and create one of the greatest modern Peruvian icons.