4000 year old temples found in Cajamarca, light shed on an ancient Andean-Amazonian civilisation.
Called Atumpucro, it has some 150 circular homes and impressive walls. Seated on a hill of the same name, it was found in the province of Luya by photographer and explorer Martín Chumbe.
Announced last week, the 197-foot-long (60-meter-long) sacrificial chamber or passageway at the Huaca Bandera archaeological site belonged to the Moche culture.
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of 79 Chachapoyans while carrying out restoration work at the hill-fortress of Kuelap in Northern Peru.
German archaeologist and explorer Klaus Koschmieder has made a huge number of discoveries relating to the Chachapoyan civilisation, single-handedly writing the book on the builders of the lost cities of Kuélap and Gran Pajaten.
The Pomac Forest, first home of the Sicán civilisation, has revealed another ancient secret. Under Las Ventanas, one of several adobe pyramids that poke out above the dry forest’s trees, one of the most ancient tombs of the elite has been discovered.
A team of archaeologists who uncovered a 1,400 year old pyramid in Peru say that the finding is particularly unusual. The flat-topped pyramid, which was built by the Moche culture, was used for the living rather than just for the dead, and contains a wealth of artefacts, murals and human remains.
The heavy rains at the start of the year that caused damage to the walls of the ancient Sacsayhuamán site above the Inca imperial city of Cusco seem to have had at least one upside.
A mummy of a 4 year old girl, as well as numerous Inca and pre-Inca ceramics were uncovered by police in two homes in the Cusco region, preventing them from being sold on the black market.
Archaeologists working at the Salapunku site near Machu Picchu in Cusco have discovered a new ceremonial platform or huaca, a holy site used to make offerings to local apus.
Era de Pando, a satellite city to the famous Caral of one of the earliest civilisations in the Americas thousands of years old, is in danger of being destroyed by locals.
Nine of Lima’s many pre-Inca adobe pyramidal mounds, or huacas, will form part of a new tourist circuit. The plan will include modern lighting systems to light up the historical monuments at night.