Peruvian History Information

The Last Days of José de San Martin

The Last Days of José de San Martin

By Tony Darrington — Written for the History Series of the Peruvian Times on the occasion of the anniversary of San Martín’s death, August 17, 1850. It follows a visit to the Casa San Martín in Boulogne, France on July 27, 2017, the house-museum busily preparing for the bicentennial anniversary […]

Remains of Soldiers from 1880 Battle Against Chile Repatriated to Bolivia

Remains of Soldiers from 1880 Battle Against Chile Repatriated to Bolivia

The remains of two Bolivians who died in the War of the Pacific 135 years ago have been returned to Bolivia this week, with ceremonies both in Lima and in Sucre. The bodies of an officer and a soldier were found in 2008 in the frontier region of Tacna, where […]

The People Who Ran the Sun

The People Who Ran the Sun

Country Notes — By Nicholas Asheshov — The Incas, living as they did at 3,000 m a.s.l., focused on the Sun’s capacity to provide more than warmth for their fertile, glacier-fed tropical valleys. They and their predecessors grasped, like the Egyptians and others, that the movements of the sun, moon, and […]

Restoration to Soon Begin on Historical Building Damaged by Fire

Restoration to Soon Begin on Historical Building Damaged by Fire

Architects from the Ministry of Culture and experts in Lima’s municipal real estate and historical conservation institutions are working closely to draft an emergency restoration plan for a building in downtown Lima that was severely damaged by fire last week. Five people were injured in the fire, and 105 have […]