Looking Back

Atahualpa’s Ransom & Other Treasure Fables

Atahualpa’s Ransom & Other Treasure Fables

McCune had reportedly “encountered an Indian of great age, who might be described as the last of the Incas, and who had revealed where the really rich deposits lay.” Who blew the whistle is unclear – perhaps one of the wealthy Delawareans – but in May 1915, McCune was arrested in New York City on charges of mail fraud. “McCUNE GIVES BAIL; NOT IN INCAS’ GOLD,” the New York Times headline quipped.

LOOKING BACK:  Part 2 – Vilcabamba Grande – “Last Refuge” of the Incas

LOOKING BACK: Part 2 – Vilcabamba Grande – “Last Refuge” of the Incas

The Vilcabamba area, and Espiritu Pampa –known for its Inca history and where recent excavations have unearthed the tomb of an earlier Wari leader– has attracted both archaeological and geographical explorers for many decades, and many Peruvian Times writers among them. The following is a report by Gene Savoy in 1964, taken from the Peruvian Times […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 6:  READING THE PAST, RIGHTING THE RECORD

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 6: READING THE PAST, RIGHTING THE RECORD

By Paul Goulder – Special* to the Peruvian Times —– A simple visit to the Pucllana huaca has provoked some simple questions: Where´s the water supply? What language did they speak? What did their clothes look like? Did they write? We are at 200/500 AD and there are no wheels […]

LOOKING BACK: Festival of Native Music and Dances at Puruchuco

LOOKING BACK: Festival of Native Music and Dances at Puruchuco

By Peggy Massey Peruvian Times, March 24, 1967 Puruchuco is one of my museums. This is stated with all the arrogance of the neophyte, and it means that at some time or other I’ve written the place up. So it was with a distinct twinge of proprietary pride that I […]