Archaeology

Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained

Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Nearly three years have passed since plans for an extreme makeover of Machu Picchu first came to light. Many travelers are wondering when this heralded “reconceptualization” of Peru’s iconic Inca sanctuary will actually happen. Dr. Elías Carreño Peralta, the Ministry of […]

Peru’s Tourism on a Roll

Peru’s Tourism on a Roll

Peru ranks top of the world’s best culinary destinations in 2016, chosen by the World Travel Awards and announced at their annual winners event, held this year in the Maldives. This is Peru’s fifth consecutive year at the top of the WTA culinary list, over classic destinations such as France, […]

IN BRIEF —

State-owned TV Peru is to launch a news program in Quechua as part of a government policy to end ethnic and cultural discrimination.  Culture minister Jorge Nieto said the program will be broadcast as of 5 am, to reach the broader rural population of Quechua speakers. Both TV Peru and […]

Remarkable: Lord of Sipan 3D image vs ancient Moche pottery

Remarkable: Lord of Sipan 3D image vs ancient Moche pottery

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ The world got to see last week the digitally reconstructed likeness of El Señor de Sipán, the Moche lord who died and was lavishly entombed in Northern Peru some 1,800 years ago. This 3D facial image was painstakingly rendered from a reconstruction […]