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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 …

Ancient History

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

Your message has been sent<p>Excavations by Proyecto Arqueológico Uraca (the Lower Majes Valley Archaeological Project) report uncovering twelve human …

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 …

Archaeology

New pre-Inca tombs and Mochica temple found

Your message has been sent<p>Archaeologists discovered 14 pre-Inca tombs and a Mochica temple dating back to around 4,000 years ago in the region of …

Discovery of metal vessels "will change the story about Chachapoyas"

Your message has been sent<p>They might not be as sacred as the Holy Grail, but two metal vessels recently discovered in Chachapoyas are turning heads …

Archaeology

Ancient War Revealed in Discovery of Incan Fortresses

Incan fortresses built some 500 years ago have been discovered along an extinct volcano in northern Ecuador, revealing evidence of a war fought by …

Archaeology

Peru: 'sensational' Inca find for British team in Andes

Discovery of sacred ancestor stones has archaeologists 'dancing a jig'<p>A British team of archaeologists on expedition in the Peruvian Andes has hailed as "sensational" the discovery of some of the most sacred objects in the Inca civilisation – three "ancestor stones", which were once believed to …

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Incas

NOVA | The Great Inca Rebellion | Rise of the Inca

Rise of the Inca<p>The growth of the Inca Empire can only be described as meteoric. Though precise dates for its beginnings remain elusive, the realm …

South America

Inca Empire

"Inca" redirects here. For a general view of Inca civilization, people and culture, see Andean civilizations. For other uses, see Inca …

The Lost Inca Empire — NOVA

• By Liesl Clark<br>• Posted 11.01.00<br>• NOVA<p>"Land of the Four Quarters" or Tahuantinsuyu is the name the Inca gave to their empire. It stretched north to south …

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Incas and Their Predecessors - Three Millenia of Pre-Columbian Peru

The Chancay culture (1200-1450 A.D.) reigned mainly in the valleys of Chancay and Chillon on the middle coast of Peru. In the early 15th century the …