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Ancient Shark Fishermen Found Buried with Extra Limbs

Archaeologists are stumped why these 1,900-year-old Peruvians were buried with bonus body parts—in one case, with two extra left legs.<p>Dozens of "very unique" ancient burials have been discovered on the northern Peruvian coast, many of which appear to contain valuable metal objects, whimsical …

Archaeology

Unique Funerary Site Discovered in Peru

In the Sechura Desert on the Pacific coast of Peru, the Huaca Amarilla archaeological site has yielded a unique—and surprising—glimpse of funerary …

Archaeology

Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World's Largest

More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason?<p><i>Leer en español.</i><p>Evidence for the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the Americas— and likely in world history—has been discovered on Peru's …

Archaeology

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.<p>Etched into the high desert of southern Peru more than a millennium ago, the enigmatic Nasca lines continue to capture our imagination. More than a thousand of …

Archaeology

Ancient Peruvian child sacrifices and treasures uncovered in tombs

Tragic skeletons of Chimu child sacrifices who had their hearts RIPPED OUT 3,400 years ago are found alongside more than 100 treasures in Peru<p><b>The</b> …

Archaeology

1,300-year-old cemetery found in Lima

A team of Peruvian archaeologists has found a 1,300-year-old pre-Hispanic cemetery near Lima's main zoo, a researcher said Friday. Credit: …

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 …

Peru: Ancient astronomical observatory found in Cusco | News | ANDINA - Peru News Agency

<b>14:03</b> | Cusco (Cusco region), Dec. 15.<p>Research works at Espiritu Pampa archaeological site in Southern Cusco region led to the discovery of an …

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 …

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

Skeletal remains uncovered from a ritual platform in the Peruvian highlands at the site now known as Pacopampa show that people buried there suffered violent injuries, likely as part of ceremonial rituals, according to an archaeological study published earlier this month.<p>The scientists behind the …

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, …

Peru: Wood sculptures and other relics found at ancient Chan Chan | News | ANDINA - Peru News Agency

<b>18:26</b> | Trujillo (La Libertad region), Sep. 27.<p>Four wood sculptures —three male and one female— a scepter, metal vessels, textiles and remains of …

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 …

Paleontology

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 …

Archaeology

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 …

New geoglyph discovered in Nazca desert

The 90ft long 'mythical beast' spotted in the Nazca desert: Mysterious new geoglyph shows giant creature sticking out its long tongue<p><b>More than 700</b> …

Archaeology

Puzzle of the Nazca holes is solved

Puzzle of the Nazca holes is solved: Ancient spirals in the Peruvian desert were used as a 'sophisticated' irrigation system<p><b>Ancient Peruvian Nazca</b> …

Archaeology

Skeletons 'been offered to pre-Incan gods' in the Pucalá district of Peru found

Revealed: The secret chamber where ancient Peruvian priests sacrificed women - then 'drank their blood'<p><b>The six women were found alongside artefacts</b> …

Archaeology

Mystery of the SITTING 'mummies in Lima, Peru'

Mystery of the sitting 'mummies': 1,000-year-old skeletons from a pre-Incan civilisation were buried looking out to sea<p><b>Four skeletal remains were</b> …

Archaeology

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 …

The Inca shrine in the Vilcabamba Kingdom where CHILDREN were sacrificed

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

Archaeology

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 …