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Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained

Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Nearly three years have passed since plans for an extreme makeover of Machu Picchu first came to light. Many travelers are wondering when this heralded “reconceptualization” of Peru’s iconic Inca sanctuary will actually happen. Dr. Elías Carreño Peralta, the Ministry of […]

Remarkable: Lord of Sipan 3D image vs ancient Moche pottery

Remarkable: Lord of Sipan 3D image vs ancient Moche pottery

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ The world got to see last week the digitally reconstructed likeness of El Señor de Sipán, the Moche lord who died and was lavishly entombed in Northern Peru some 1,800 years ago. This 3D facial image was painstakingly rendered from a reconstruction […]

LiDAR Mapping Project of Machu Picchu Coming Soon

LiDAR Mapping Project of Machu Picchu Coming Soon

By Rick Vecchio ✐ Peruvian Times Contributing Editor ☄ Peru’s President caused a stir last week when he took his helicopter for a spin around Machu Picchu. It’s still unclear whether Ollanta Humala was actually the pilot of the aircraft that made two long circles around the sanctuary — there […]

PPK secures position in presidential runoff against Fujimori

PPK secures position in presidential runoff against Fujimori

But will Peru’s progressive left follow his lead? By Paula Dupraz-Dobias ✐ Special to Peruvian Times ☄ LIMA, PERU — Statistically, centrist presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was all but confirmed to advance to a second round of voting in June against front-runner Keiko Fujimori. It was taken in most quarters as a foregone conclusion on […]