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1,500-year-old painted banquet hall offers rare insight into Peru's ancient Moche culture

Researchers also discovered a room that may have been used to make announcements considering it features a circular podium.<p>Archaeologists in Peru …

Archaeology

Peru: Ancient astronomical observatory found in Cusco

Photo: ANDINA/Difusión<p>Photo: ANDINA/Difusión<p>Photo: ANDINA/Difusión<p>14:03.<p>Cusco (Cusco region), Dec. 15. Research works at Espiritu Pampa …

6,000 year old pottery found in Ecuador

Russian and Ecuadorian archaeologists have discovered pottery that could be 6,000 years old in Ecuador which, if confirmed, would make it the oldest …

Nazca Lines: New Giant Geoglyph of Orca Discovered in Peru Desert Sheds Light on Enigmatic Monuments

A massive "drawing" of a killer whale has been found in the legendary Nazca Lines of Peru. It could be the oldest image ever recorded at the site.<p>In …

Land Art

Orca geoglyph rediscovered in Peru

Orca geoglyph rediscovered in Peru: report on the rediscovery of the enormous geoglyph depicting an orca.

Archaeology

Researchers have found signs of ritual violence on skeletons from an ancient civilization in the Andes

• <b>Skeletons found at Pacopampa, the site of an ancient Andean civilization in Peru, show signs of ritual violence.</b>• <b><br>Archaeologists study violence to better understand how people in ancient societies lived and died.</b>• <b><br>In this civilization in the Andes, the researchers think elites may have used violence in</b> …

Anthropology

Pre-Incan grave with skeletons of 1,000-year-old human sacrifices found in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered tombs containing the skeletons of nine victims of human sacrifice, along with an ancient metallurgy workshop, …

Archaeology

Peru: Wood sculptures and other relics found at ancient Chan Chan

Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>Photo: ANDINA<p>18:26.<p>Trujillo (La Libertad region), Sep. 27. Four wood sculptures —three male and one female— a …

Archaeology

Micro-Fossils Show Moche Munched On Marine Meals

Along the north coast of Peru, the Moche people lived from around 200-800 AD. Since little is known about the kinds of food they ate, two archaeologists analyzed micro-fossils in the dental plaque of twelve skeletons to investigate whether or not their meals were marine based.<p>Presenting at last …

Anthropology

Discovery May Help Decipher Ancient Inca String Code

New clues to an old mystery about Inca writing aren't etched in stone. They're tied in knots.<p>A discovery made in a remote mountain village high in the Peruvian Andes suggests that the ancient Inca used accounting devices made of knotted, colored strings for more than accounting.<p>The devices, called …

Archaeology

New finds at the Sanctuary of Cahuachi in Peru's Nazca Valley

10/10/2016 09:00:00 PM<p>A large religious building, that the archaeologists have named the ‘South Temple’, divided from the adjacent ‘Great Temple’ by …

Dozens of Large, Mysterious Rings and Rock Piles Identified in Peru

Dozens of circular geoglyphs have been mapped by archaeologists in Peru, near the ancient town and archaeological site of Quilcapampa. The glyphs …

Oldest Indigo-Dyed Fabric Ever Is Discovered in Peru

The oldest indigo-dyed fabric ever found has been discovered in Peru, pushing back the use of this blue coloring to at least 6,200 years …

Graves Hinting at Child Sacrifice Found Near Temple Ruins in Peru

Archaeologists excavating a Pre-Hispanic site in the northern Lambayeque region of Peru have recently unearthed a group of 17 graves. Both adult and …

Surprising Offering of a Hallucinogenic Cactus Discovered in Prehispanic Temple in Lima

Chuquitanta or El Paraíso (The Paradise) are the modern names for a monumental archaeological complex located in the Chillon River valley, several …

The 90ft long 'mythical beast' spotted in the Nazca desert: Mysterious new geoglyph shows giant creature sticking out its long tongue

• <b>More than 700 geoglyphs have been found in the Nazca desert, Peru</b>• <b><br>New one shows animal with a long tongue</b><b>, spotted body and many legs</b>• <b><br>A geoglyph of a</b> …

Puzzle of the Nazca holes is solved: Ancient spirals in the Peruvian desert were used as a 'sophisticated' irrigation system

• <b>Ancient Peruvian Nazca culture built large spiraling funnels into the desert</b>• <b><br>Known as puquios, they have baffled archaeologists as to their</b> …

Revealed: The secret chamber where ancient Peruvian priests sacrificed women - then 'drank their blood'

• <b>The six women were found alongside artefacts that suggest they were from rival cultures in the north of Peru</b>• <b><br>The skulls and bodies of the women were</b> …

Mystery of the sitting 'mummies': 1,000-year-old skeletons from a pre-Incan civilisation were buried looking out to sea

• <b>Four skeletal remains were discovered in separate tombs in Lima, Peru</b>• <b><br>The adult man and three women belonged to the ancient Ichma culture</b>• <b><br>They were</b> …

Human and feline trophy heads excavated near Toro Muerto, Arequipa

Twelve human trophy heads and one feline trophy head have been found in a cemetery close to Toro Muerto.Excavations by Proyecto Arqueológico Uraca …

Archaeology

The Inca shrine where CHILDREN were sacrificed: Human remains found in caves may have been offerings to the gods during times of extreme weather

• <b>The ruins are thought to have belonged to the lost Vilcabamba Kingdom</b>• <b><br>They appear to date to the time of an Incan ruler between 1471 and 1493</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Ruins</b> …

Thirty Two Pre-Hispanic Mummies Uncovered in Peru

A team of Peruvian archaeologists have discovered 32 pre-Hispanic mummies at two separate sites located between La Libertad and Lima. The burials …

Lost for 2 700 years: Tomb of the Serpent Jaguar Priests Uncovered in Peru

A very interesting tomb has been uncovered in San Pedro de Pacopampa, Chota Province, Cajamarca Region, Peru. The tomb contains a double burial of …

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Llama Geoglyphs Found in Nazca, Peru

YAMAGATA, JAPAN—A team from Yamagata University has found an additional 24 images etched into the dust in urban areas of Nazca, Peru, using a 3-D …