Peruvian History Information

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 […]

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 […]