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  • Earthquake struck Machu Picchu in 1450 study concludes

    12/25/2018 11:59:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Peruvian Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Andean Air Mail and Peruvian Times
    Construction of Machu Picchu was interrupted around 1450 by a powerful earthquake, leaving damage still evident today and prompting the Inca to perfect the seismic-resistant megalithic architecture that is now so famous throughout Cusco, according to a major new scientific study revealed by Peru’s state-run news agency Andina... The Cusco-Pata Research Project determined that a temblor of at least magnitude 6.5 struck during the reign of the 9th Inca Pachacutec while he was building his now iconic summer estate atop the saddle-ridge between two craggy mountain peaks. As a result, the Inca moved away from using smaller stones, assembled in...
  • Expect Trump to double down on the trade war with China (Short video, and article from Asia Times)

    11/24/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 20, 2018 and November 23, 2018 | William Pesek
    There are two links for this story. I started linking to the short video which I originally watched. It is from Asia Times. Basically it is almost an advertisement for the article. Runs about a minute and a half, although it mentions the major points from the article. Then there is an actual article in the Asia Times. I will also include a link to that article, for those who want to read the full thing.
  • U.S., Allies Fear Conflict With China Following Maritime Changes (link from Drudgereport)

    11/22/2018 5:01:19 AM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    US News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman, Senior National Security Writer
    A LITTLE NOTICED organizational change in China's maritime patrols is causing increasing anxiety among Western military officials and their allies in the region, who fear Beijing is seeking new leverage to advance its goals and raising the likelihood that an accidental encounter could escalate into conflict. The U.S. confirmed earlier this year that China has reorganized its coast guard to serve as a military branch rather than answer to law enforcement authorities. Militarizing the formerly civilian organization provides China with the firepower to harass and intimidate vessels from other countries who dispute China's claims to waterways. The change, which Beijing...
  • Inside China’s ‘tantrum diplomacy’ at APEC

    11/22/2018 6:32:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA — For the first time in its 20-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in disarray Sunday when the 21 member countries could not reach consensus on a joint statement because of objections by one member — China. When the summit failed, to the disgust of the other diplomats, Chinese officials broke out in applause. But that was only the final incident in a week during which China’s official delegation staged a series of aggressive, bullying, paranoid and weird stunts to try to exert dominance and pressure the host nation and everyone else into...
  • Immigration: Middlesex, NJ case shows need for more enforcement

    11/17/2018 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don Cresitello is not the kind of guy to say "I hate to say I told you so."  In fact he takes great pleasure in doing so. And the Democratic former mayor of Morristown told you long ago that we need better coordination between local and federal authorities when it comes to dealing with potentially violent undocumented immigrants.That was proven against last week when an undocumented Mexican immigrant murdered three people in Missouri after being released from the Middlesex County jail in December to await trial on charges of domestic violence.That incident brought memories of a 2007 incident in which...
  • Report: State Dept. says Hezbollah flooding Peru, Bolivia with terrorist assets

    11/15/2018 8:04:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | November 15, 2018 | National Sentinel
    (National Sentinel) Threat: Massive caravans of migrants heading north to the United States are a problem for many reasons, but one of those reasons that gets overlooked, downplayed, or outright rejected by the Left and its compliant media is that they can be used as a means of infiltrating really bad people into the country. Like terrorists. In written testimony prepared for House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism hearing Wednesday, the State Department’s top counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales warned that Hezbollah is deploying “large caches of military equipment and explosives” in Bolivia, as well as delivering some to jihadists currently...
  • Potatoes Were Not Just A Symbol Of The Elite In Ancient Peru, Archaeologists Find

    11/07/2018 8:56:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 2, 2018 | Kristina Killgrove
    We may think of potatoes as the most basic of foods, given their modern ubiquity and low cost, but in the Moche culture in ancient Peru, archaeologists had assumed they were highly charged symbols of the elite because they were found only in artifacts. New research, however, has shown that our understanding of New World potato consumption is biased by the fact the starchy vegetable is nearly always consumed in its entirety. In a forthcoming article in the Journal of Archaeological Science, researchers Guy Duke of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Victor Vásquez-Sanchez and Teresa Rosales-Tham of...
  • Peruvian archeologists discover pre-Columbian statues

    10/27/2018 4:45:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Vietnam News (go figure) ^ | Update: October, 23/2018 | AFP
    Archeologists in Peru have found 20 800-year-old wooden statues in the largest pre-Columbian site in the Americas, Culture Minister, Patricia Balbuena and researchers revealed on Monday. The statues, all but one of which were in a good condition, were found in the Chan Chan archeological site: a city that was once the capital of the Chimu Kingdom and pre-dated the Inca Empire. Located close to the north Peruvian modern city of Trujillo, Can Chan was comprised of 10 citadels, or walled palaces, in its six kilometer squared centre of a wider city that measured 20 square kilometres. Each statue measures...
  • 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...