Archive for February, 2011

Lord of Wari on show in Inca city of Cusco

Lord of Wari on show in Inca city of Cusco

Funeral treasures from the recent discovery of a Wari leader’s tomb in Espiritu Pampa are on show in Cusco until the second week in March, when they will be removed for further restoration work.  The exhibition –The Vilca Lords—was opened this past week during the visit to Cusco of UNESCO’s […]

Tremors offshore from Lima just hours before nationwide Quake and Tsunami Drill

Two tremors were felt in Lima Saturday noon, just hours before a planned nationwide earthquake and tsunami drill took place at 8pm.   The first tremor was at 12:02 m, with a magnitude of 5º Richter, with its epicenter offshore some 30kms north of Lima at Ancon. The second tremor was […]

Peru’s National Library seeks to recover antique books, closes access to collection for inventory

Peru’s National Library seeks to recover antique books, closes access to collection for inventory

Peru’s National Library, BNP, has begun a campaign to recover more than 600 titles that have gone missing from its rare book collection. The titles include gold-embossed tomes, parchments and microfilms of books printed between the 16th and 19th centuries, from different collections donated to the library over time.  The […]

Floods damage crops, roads and housing in Andean highlands

Floods caused by the rise of the Ilave and Zapatilla Rivers in Puno have damaged crops and the homes of 308 families in the El Collao province, according to Puno’s regional president, Mauricio Rodriguez.  Working with the military, who are building retaining walls, Civil Defense is providing tents, food and bedding […]