Archive for July, 2010

Puno’s freezing temperatures expected to continue until weekend

Freezing temperatures in southern Peru’s Puno department are expected to last until at least Saturday, according to the national meteorological and hydrological service,  Senamhi. Temperatures in Puno dropped last week to their lowest levels this year. In the city of Puno, the temperature fell to -4C degrees, -13C degrees in […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 3: Monumental Architecture

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 3: Monumental Architecture

By Paul Goulder – Special to Peruvian Times Across the world, the period 3000 BC to 500 BC (approx.) was an era of monumental architecture. Think Stonehenge (UK), Carnac (France) or the pyramids of Egypt. In the case of Peru the giant structures took on the form of truncated, flat-topped […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 2: Time Tour 3000 BC

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 2: Time Tour 3000 BC

By Paul Goulder — Special to Peruvian Times — The idea of “living history tours” to touch the stones of our ancestors is not new for readers of the Peruvian Times. Dipping into the archives reveals articles written by Peggy Massey and several others over the years (the 1960s in […]

LOOKING BACK: Two Thousand Years Ago: Settlers on the Chillón

LOOKING BACK: Two Thousand Years Ago: Settlers on the Chillón

By James Vreeland  Published in  The Lima Times* November 28, 1975 In 1900 BC less than 2,000 people lived in the lower Chillón Valley to the north of Lima. But for this ancient era, several centuries before the invention of pottery, such a figure could be considered a sizable coastal […]