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By Michael Ruggeri | News of the Ancient Andean Civilizations; Pre-Inca to Inca

Robots help find new underground galleries in Peru's Chavín de Huántar

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 many as 3,000 …

Trophy Heads and Mummies Discovered in Ancient Peruvian Pits

The nearly 1,500-year-old remains of at least 60 people and six trophy heads have been discovered in deep pits in Vitor Valley in southern Peru. Due …

Archaeology: 3,800-year-old wall relief with mysterious structures discovered in Peru

Peruvian territory was the home of many ancient cultures. Starting from the Norte Chico civilization, which is the oldest civilization in the …

Scientists Discover Two Incan Girl Mummies Eerily Clad in Poison Dresses

What happened to them?<p>Around 500 or 600 years ago, two young girls, aged roughly 9 and 18 years, were buried in the finest of Incan style in Northern …

Peru: Archaeological remains found near Wariwillka site in Junin

<b>14:20</b> | Huancayo (Junin region), Aug. 2.<p>Skeleton remains, pots, and mortars —allegedly belonging to pre-Inca Wari culture— were unearthed some 100 …

Archaeologists and astronomers solve the mystery of Chile's Stonehenge

A solar phenomenon found above mysterious pillars, or saywas, was likely designed to broadcast the ‘sacred power’ of the Inca<p>Growing up on the edge of the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Jimena Cruz was often made to feel ashamed of her indigenous identity.<p>Related: Stargazing in Chile: dark skies …

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Archaeologists find tombs of 24 Inca nobles in Peru's Valley of the Pyramids

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an extensive Incan burial site inside an adobe pyramid in a coastal desert valley far from the Andean heart of …

Mummified Inca corpses clothed in woven royal robes are unearthed

The mummified corpses of Inca nobility, still clothed in finely woven robes, have been unearthed in one of Peru's largest burial sites.<p>The …

Mummy Hair Reveals Ancient South American Diet

The hair of 2,000-year-old mummies, long locks adorned with embroidered textiles, is helping researchers determine what these ancient people ate in …

South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors

Cranial surgery without modern anesthesia and antibiotics may sound like a death sentence. But trepanation—the act of drilling, cutting, or scraping …

1,000-year-old mummy found in Peru

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Ychsma funeral bundle containing the mummified remains of a person buried in Peru roughly 1,000 years …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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

Buried beneath the streets of Peru, archaeologists have discovered the bodies of at least 12 children believed to have been sacrificed by the ancient …

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

<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 …

Mysterious 2,000-year-old rock art of mythical beasts and ancient rituals in Venezuela is revealed in unprecedented detail

They're thought to be some of the largest rock engravings in the world, and now scientists have mapped stunning carvings in Western Venezuela for the …

6,000 year old pottery found in Ecuador

11/25/2017 09:00:00 PM<p>Russian and Ecuadorian archaeologists have discovered pottery that could be 6,000 years old in Ecuador which, if confirmed, …

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.

Shellfish Diplomacy

Sixty kilometers is a long way to walk for a clambake, but that’s what brought people to a village called Salitre, in Central Peru, for a span of 140 …

Rose Gold Jewelry Was All the Rage with Ancient Colombians

When Apple revealed the new iPhone 8 earlier this month, some headlines focused on one question: Would it come in rose gold?<p>The pink-tinted metal is …

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 …

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

<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 …

El templo que cambiará la historia del cacao

Una estructura espiral cubre una tumba en la que entre otros objetos se conservan vasijas ceremoniales con restos de lo que se ha identificado como …