Post Tagged with: "Ministry of Culture"

Fire Destroys Years of Research at 4,500-year-old Ventarron Site

Fire Destroys Years of Research at 4,500-year-old Ventarron Site

The Ministry of Culture has requested a criminal investigation into the causes of a fire that has heavily damaged the pre-Inca site of Ventarron, outside the city of Chiclayo on the north coast in Lambayeque. Conservation specialists from the Culture ministry have arrived at the site to assess the damage.  […]

Kuczynski Appoints New Defense and Culture Ministers

Kuczynski Appoints New Defense and Culture Ministers

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski swore in two new ministers on Monday, the first shift in his cabinet since his inauguration in July. Jorge Nieto, who headed the Ministry of Culture since July and was pleased with his results so far, has taken on the Defense portfolio a full week after his […]

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

More than four thousand archaeological and historical pieces were exhibited last week at the Ministry of Culture, to celebrate the success by the Ministry of Foreign Relations in recovering the artifacts from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Spain and the United States. The pieces include prehispanic pots and textiles, Colonial Cusco-school paintings, […]

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

Chicken Little in the Inca Heartland

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ “There is so much more to Peru than Cusco and Machu Picchu.” How many times has that refrain found its way into print and onto the Internet? Tell it to Cusco as it ramps up a two-day general strike to overturn Legislative […]