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  • Truck buried under an avalanche in Peru

    A rockslide in the Andes mountains of Peru swept away a truck like its a toy. Thankfully no one was injured in the slide.
  • Robots Reveal Possible 3,000-Year-Old Human Sacrifices in Peru

    08/27/2018 1:25:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Latin American Herald-Tribune ^ | August 2018 | unattributed
    The use of high technology in the form of small, all-terrain robots has made it possible to shed light on possible human sacrifices as much as 3,000 years old in the temple of Chavin de Huantar in Peru, the first major religious and pilgrimage center in South American history. The Chavin Rovers, as the robots are called... edged through the narrow channels that lead to the galleries of the complex, many of which remain hidden to this day, and came upon the most important discovery on this site in the last 50 years. These robotic four-wheel-drive vehicles, guided by remote...
  • Two-decade research reveals new information about Caral civilization

    03/23/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Andina, Peru News Agency ^ | March 22, 2016 | ECG/AVV/RMB
    A book containing new information about Caral, the oldest known civilization in the Americas, has been recently published in Peru. The book was titled "Centros urbanos de la civilización Caral: 21 años recuperando la historia sobre el sistema social" (Caral Civilization Urban Centers: 21-year recovery of the history of social system). Such reading material is on sale at different libraries, said Ruth Shady Solis, Director at Caral Archaeological Zone (ZAC), a public entity attached to the Ministry of Culture as Executing Unit 003. Its eight chapters address excavation, research and conservation works developed by the ZAC multidisciplinary team in nine...
  • Peruvian Pyramids Rival The Pharaohs'

    08/22/2005 11:38:36 AM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,337+ views
    The Times Of London ^ | 8-20-2005 | Norman Hammond
    August 20, 2005 Peruvian pyramids rival the pharaohs' By Norman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent RUINS on Peru’s desert coast dated to some 4,700 years ago suggest an earlier focus of civilisation than any so far identified in the New World. The site of Caral, in the Supe Valley north of Lima, covers 66 hectares (165 acres) and includes pyramids 21m (70ft) high arranged around a large plaza. “What really sets Caral apart is its age,” Roger Atwood reports in Archaeology. “Carbon dating has revealed that its pyramids are contemporary with those of Egypt and the ziggurats of Mesopotamia.” These are among...
  • Ancient Peruvian city in dire peril

    03/07/2002 9:04:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 523+ views
    IOL Online - Africa ^ | February 07 2002 at 07:21AM | Missy Ryan
    Ancient Peruvian city in dire peril February 07 2002 at 07:21AM By Missy Ryan Lima, Peru - The remains of a city thought to be the oldest in the Americas, buried under Peruvian soil since the era of Egypt's pyramids, could be destroyed by erosion and exposure to the elements if the world community does not rush to the rescue, archeologists said on Wednesday. Researchers believe that Caral, a complex of stone temples, altars and dwellings located in a desert valley 185km north of Lima, dates to before 2600 BC - around the same time the famed Giza pyramids ...
  • Archaeologists unearth 3,800-year-old wall relief in Peru

    08/26/2018 7:08:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Thursday, August 16, 2018 | unattributed
    Archaeologists discovered an ancient wall relief in Peru, belonging to the oldest civilizations in the Americas, news agency Andina reported on Thursday. The wall is approximately 3,800 years old and portrays snakes and human heads. One meter (3.2 feet) high and 2.8 meters long, the wall relief was discovered in the sea-side archaeological site of Vichama, 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Peru's capital, Lima. The Vichama site is one of the excavation points of the recently discovered Caral civilization, also known as Norte Chico, and has been explored by archaeologists since 2007. The Caral civilization is 5,000 years old,...
  • UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

    08/15/2018 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 14, 2018 | Edith M. Lederer, Associated Presstitute
    An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela’s 32.8 million people — cite lack of food as the main reason for leaving. U.N. humanitarian officials report that 1.3 million of those who fled were “suffering from malnourishment,” he said. Oil-rich Venezuela has been sinking deeper into an economic and political crisis. Hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine are battering the country, and the International Monetary Fund...
  • 'Alien' mummy DNA probe may have crossed ethical lines

    07/22/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Fox news ^ | July 18, 2018 | Mindy Weisberger
    The severely elongated head of a preserved skeleton found in Peru's Atacama Desert in 2003 is so unusual that it initially prompted people to suggest that the diminutive body was that of an extraterrestrial. Since then, DNA testing confirmed that the remains — which measure about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long — belonged to a human fetus that researchers named Ata. But the scientists who conducted that investigation and published their findings in March have recently come under fire for their methods. ...Their investigation, which did not include any Chilean researchers, may have sidestepped protocols that typically monitor the ethics...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • Siblings Disembowel Mother In Sacrifice To Satan

    07/20/2018 5:59:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-19-18
    Three siblings in northern Peru allegedly gouged out their mother’s eyes, disemboweled her and bathed in her blood as a sacrifice to Satan in return for healing. Police found the body of 75-year-old Teodora Quispe Ccayllahua in her home in the mountain village of Andabamba, sans her head and intestines. They later arrested Ccayllahua’s three daughters, Aurelia Quispe, 38, Percy Quispe, 41 and Marcelina Suane, 46, the youngest of whom declared they had been ordered to kill their mother by “the master of darkness.”
  • Inca success in Peruvian Andes 'thanks to llama dung'

    05/22/2011 4:51:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | May 21, 2011 | Caroline Anning
    One of the world's greatest ancient civilisations may have been built on llama droppings, a new study has found.Machu Picchu, the famous Inca city set in the Peruvian Andes, celebrates the centenary of its "'discovery" by the outside world this July. Dignitaries will descend on site for a glitzy event in July marking 100 years since US explorer Hiram Bingham came upon the site, but the origins of Machu Picchu were far less glamorous. According to a study published in archaeological review Antiquity, llama droppings provided the basis for the growth of Inca society. It was the switch from hunter-gathering...
  • Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru

    06/09/2018 4:48:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    A group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of more than 50 children who were ritually sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on the northern coast of what is now Peru. The site is located a close to another where evidence of the biggest-ever sacrifice of children was found, with more than 140 youngsters were slain. But the most recent discovery may be even bigger. “So far we have found the remains of 56 children who were sacrificed by the Chimu culture,” archaeologist Gabriel Prieto told AFP. “At this new site, we can easily double the number of remains we...
  • Mystery of the Nazca Lines deepens: Gales and sandstorms reveal geoglyphs of a 'snake and llama' ...

    08/06/2014 8:20:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19:51 EST, 4 August 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    The mysteries of the Nazca Lines carved into the Peruvian desert have intensified after gales and sandstorms revealed previously unseen ancient designs. A pilot discovered a geoglyph of what appears to be a 196ft-long (60 metre) snake, as well as a type of camelid - such as a llama - above an unidentified bird. These new lines join existing geoglyphs of a dog, hummingbird, condor and a monkey, thought to have been drawn by the ancient Nazca people between the first and sixth centuries The discovery was made by pilot Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre as he flew over...
  • New Discoveries from Puma Punku

    05/29/2018 3:43:48 PM PDT · by wildbill · 29 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | o5/22/2018 | Hugh Newman
    Destruction at Tiwanaku and Puma Punku Both sites look like they have been hit with a tidal wave or some other kind of cataclysm. The stones, some weighing up to 80 tons, are scattered around both sites, and often embedded within the mud. Some excavation has been done there, most recently at the Kantatalita Temple at Tiwanaku, and Puma Punku , where they have now revealed that it is a great platform pyramid, similar, but much larger than Tiwanaku’s Akapana Pyramid. The massive pyramid would have once touched the edge of Lake Titicaca . However, the legendary lake is now...
  • Archaeologists discover new geoglyphs near Nazca Lines in Peru

    05/29/2018 3:56:50 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    PALPA, Peru, May 28 (Reuters) - Archaeologists using drones have discovered more than 25 geoglyphs etched into a swath of coastal desert in southern Peru near the Nazca Lines, a culture ministry official said Monday. Most of the newly found geoglyphs, which include figures of a killer whale and a woman dancing, appear to have been made by the Paracas culture more than 2,000 years ago, hundreds of years before the Nazca people created similar giant drawings nearby, said Johny Isla, an archaeologist who heads the culture ministry's conservation efforts in the region. An additional 25 geoglyphs that had previously...
  • Sweet Potatoes Might Have Arrived In Polynesia Long Before Humans

    05/12/2018 1:58:52 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Science News ^ | 5-12-2018 | Dan Garisto
    Sweet potatoes were domesticated thousands of years ago in the Americas. So 18th century European explorers were surprised to find Polynesians had been growing the crop for centuries. New genetic evidence instead suggests that wild precursors to sweet potatoes reached Polynesia at least 100,000 years ago — long before humans inhabited the South Pacific islands, researchers report April 12 in Current Biology. If true, it could also challenge the idea that Polynesian seafarers reached the Americas around the 12th century. For the new study, the researchers analyzed the DNA of 199 specimens taken from sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) and...
  • Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

    04/28/2018 10:42:17 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/28/18 | Associated Press
    Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrificed during a ceremony about 550 years ago, archaeologists said on Friday. The site, located near the city of Trujillo, also contained the remains of 200 young llamas apparently sacrificed on the same day. The burial site was apparently built by the Chimú empire. It is thought the children were sacrificed as floods caused by...
  • Exclusive: Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World's Largest

    04/26/2018 7:33:23 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 109 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 4/26/18 | Kristin Romey
    Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas— and likely in world history—has been discovered on Peru's northern coast, archaeologists tell National Geographic. More than 140 children and 200 young llamas appear to have been ritually sacrificed in an event that took place some 550 years ago on a wind-swept bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in the shadow of what was then the sprawling capital of the Chimú Empire. Scientific investigations by the international, interdisciplinary team, led by Gabriel Prieto of the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo and John Verano of Tulane University, are ongoing. The...
  • Canadian man lynched over shaman's death in Peru

    04/24/2018 6:34:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2018
    LIMA, Peru -- A 41-year-old Canadian who traveled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was killed by a mob in a remote corner of the Amazon rain forest after people blamed him for the slaying of an elderly shaman, authorities said Sunday. Peru's attorney general's office said Sebastian Woodroffe was dragged by the neck shortly after the killing of Olivia Arevalo, an octogenarian plant healer from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of northeastern Peru.
  • Canadian allegedly lynched in Peru 'gentle' seeker of 'deeper meaning,' friend says

    04/23/2018 7:59:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Yarrow Willard said the Comox Valley-area man had travelled to Peru several times to experiment with ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink, at rainforest retreats. Ayahuasca, a concoction combining an Amazonian vine and dimethyltryptamine (DMT), is not normally associated with violence. ... In a bizarre attack the 41-year-old was allegedly lynched by people in the Ucayali region of the Amazon rainforest who Peruvian authorities say believed that Woodroffe was involved in the shooting death of an 81-year-old traditional healer. Olivia Arevalo Lomas of the Shipibo-Conibo ethnic group, an Indigenous healer and rights activist, was fatally shot on Thursday and Peruvian authorities described...