Peruvian History Information

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 […]

Colonial Painting and Historic Church Restored in Cusco

Colonial Painting and Historic Church Restored in Cusco

A large 18th century oil painting, carefully restored over the past two years, was returned this week to the Virgin of the Snows church in Sangarará, a historic town southeast of the city of Cusco. The painting — which measures 3.5 meters tall by almost 4 m wide and depicts […]

Scottish independence — an historical view and a Peruvian perspective

45% of Scots vote for separate nation. The “No”s have it but only by a whisker. By Paul Goulder —  Peruvian Times History Special This article looks at the historical roots of Scottish disillusion with the constitutional arrangement called the United Kingdom, composed of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales. […]

Celebrating Pisco Day as pisco sour history gets re-write

Celebrating Pisco Day as pisco sour history gets re-write

Since the post a few days ago about the evolving history of Peru’s national cocktail, the Pisco Sour, and whether it was truly invented by expat American saloon owner Victor V. Morris, we have started pouring through the archives of the West Coast Leader in search of answers. And it isn’t looking good for Vic Morris.