Archive for February, 2009

Peru’s Engineering University awards Kenneth and Ruth Wright for studies of Inca water management

The National Engineering University, UNI, has granted an honorary doctorate to Kenneth R. Wright and the title of honorary professor to Ruth M. Wright, in recognition of the Boulder, Colorado couple’s work and research into the engineering achievements of the Incas in the use and management of water.

Peru’s President Alan Garcia seeks new candidate for Comptroller General

President Alan Garcia is seeking a new Comptroller General, said Premier Yehude Simon on Monday, just days after Garcia’s previous nominee, Ingrid Suarez, was caught stretching the truth about an engineering degree she supposedly obtained from Spain’s Oviedo University. “It’s a shame,” said Simon in comments to Radio Programas, RPP, […]

by · February 3, 2009 · 0 comments · Law & Justice, Lima, Politics
Peru authorities crack down on smuggling of antiquities, return ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to Iraq

Peru authorities crack down on smuggling of antiquities, return ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to Iraq

Peruvian authorities and the Andean country’s National Culture Institute, INC, have been leading a campaign to stamp out the trade in antiquities illegally smuggled from Peru, reporting the seizure of more than 1,200 cultural and national heritage artifacts in 2008. “Last year, we stopped 1,235 cultural objects from being smuggled […]

by · February 3, 2009 · 0 comments · Archaeology, Arts/Culture, Crime, Feature