Archaeology

History of Peru Series — Part 12: Ayacucho — The Wari

History of Peru Series — Part 12: Ayacucho — The Wari

By Paul Goulder –Special to the Peruvian Times — The author returns to his focus on Peru’s history with this and upcoming chapters.  The previous 11 chapters are listed at the end.  Introduction to Parts 12 to 14 The following three parts (12 to 14) throw the spotlight on Ayacucho and […]

Fire Destroys Years of Research at 4,500-year-old Ventarron Site

Fire Destroys Years of Research at 4,500-year-old Ventarron Site

The Ministry of Culture has requested a criminal investigation into the causes of a fire that has heavily damaged the pre-Inca site of Ventarron, outside the city of Chiclayo on the north coast in Lambayeque. Conservation specialists from the Culture ministry have arrived at the site to assess the damage.  […]

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.