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Polish archeologist proposes new tourist circuit in southern Peru

The co-director of the Condesuyos Archeological Project, archeologist Mariusz Ziólkowski, announced a possible tourist circuit that would include 20 archeological sites in Peru’s southern Arequipa department. Ziólkowski, also a professor at the Center for Pre-Columbian Studies of Warsaw University, said the sites include ruins from different periods, including cave paintings […]

by · January 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Archaeology, Travel/Tourism

Local mayor announces discovery of pre-Columbian archeological fortress

A lost archaeological fortress buried beneath thick, jungle vegetation has apparently been rediscovered in southeast Peru. The Manco Pata fortress was uncovered in Kimbiri, a remote district in Cusco department and part of the Apurímac and Ene river valleys, VRAE, according to the mayor, Guillermo Torres. Torres told Agencia Andina […]

by · January 11, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Archaeology, Travel/Tourism

Peru meteorite 4.5 billion-years-old

Scientists have dated the meteorite that smashed into southern Peru last September to 4.5 billion-years-old. According to the Geological Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, INGEMMET, the meteorite was formed around the same time as the sun, Earth and other planets in the solar system. The Institutional Relations and Cooperation director […]

by · December 20, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism

Transoceanic Highway to bring thousands of tourists to Peru Amazon

The Transoceanic Highway is expected to bring thousands of Brazilian tourists to Peru’s southern Madre de Dios department during the next three years. The regional director of foreign commerce and tourism in Madre de Dios, Jorge Pineda, told Agencia Andina that the roadway cutting through the jungle shroud could usher […]

by · December 17, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism