Category: "Archaeology"

Scientists glimpse inside a Peruvian mummy

October 28th, 2011 |

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…

Machu Picchu Artifacts To Return Home

April 9th, 2011 |

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.

100 Years Of Machu Picchu

April 8th, 2011 |

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.”

The Mythical Naylamp and the Chotuna-Chornancap Pyramids

April 2nd, 2011 |

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.