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…
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.
Recent finds at the Ventarrón archaeological site have revealed some of the oldest examples of ancient Peruvian domestication of animals.
In an imposing building located in the highest reaches of the Chachapoyan citadel of Kuélap, a team of archaeologists have uncovered one of the most important tombs yet found.
A tomb with four mummies belonging to the Wari culture, known for using the pyramidal structures of the cultures they conquered on the coast as burial sites, has been discovered in Lima’s Huaca Pucllana.
The statuettes of Caral are revealing a great deal about the civilisation that produced them, one of the oldest in the Americas.
Only ever seen by a few people over the past century, the Inca site of Inkaraqay located on an inaccessible and nearly vertical side of the Huayna Picchu mountain that overlooks Machu Picchu, is only now being revealed to the wider world.