Archaeology

Digital Reconstruction Reveals Face and Body of Ancient Peruvian High Priestess

Digital Reconstruction Reveals Face and Body of Ancient Peruvian High Priestess

More than 1,700 years after her lavishly garbed, mummified body was ceremonially buried by the Moche in a royal tomb on Peru’s northern coast,  officials on Tuesday revealed to the world a forensic recreation of the High Priestess of the Huaca Cao.

Selfie stick ban among several new prohibitions at Machu Picchu

Selfie stick ban among several new prohibitions at Machu Picchu

By Rick Vecchio ✐  Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Those ubiquitous snapshots visitors take of themselves at the iconic Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu are going to have to be snapped at arms length under the new regulations being implemented. Selfie sticks are now officially banned.

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1

Visitors to Machu Picchu will have to hire an official guide to enter the Inca Citadel starting July 1, a top official at the Ministry of Culture told Peruvian Times on Friday.

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July

The new ticketing system for visitors to Machu Picchu to enter the Inca citadel in two shifts, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, will start July 1.