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Archaeologists uncover rare artifacts pointing to role of women in Peru’s largest pre-Columbian city
Posted by Omar Elorfaly on Oct 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Archaeologists uncover rare artifacts pointing to role of women in Peru’s largest pre-Columbian city

Archaeologists excavating in Peru’s largest pre-Columbian city, Chan Chan, uncover a rare wooden sculpture depicting a woman, which may redefine our understanding of the role of women in ancient Peru.

Collectors coin commemorates Inca site in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Collectors coin commemorates Inca site in northern Peru

Peru’s central bank issued today a new sol coin which features the Cabeza de Vaca archaeological site in the northern state of Tumbes. The bank will issue 12 million of  Full Article »

Peru renovates museum for Lima’s top archaeological site
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru renovates museum for Lima’s top archaeological site

Peru inaugurated the newly renovated museum for the Pachacamac archaeological site in the Lurin district south of Lima on Monday night. Cabinet chief Pedro Cateriano and culture minister Diana Alvarez  Full Article »

Peru: 3,500-year-old skeleton discovered in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 22, 2016 3 comments

Peru: 3,500-year-old skeleton discovered in Lima

Archaeologists unearthed the remains of a Pre-Ceramic Period woman from the El Paraiso archaeological site of Lima’s San Martin de Porres district on Sunday. The skeleton was found beneath food  Full Article »

Peru collectors coin features pre-Hispanic ceramic pottery
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 22, 2015 1 comment

Peru collectors coin features pre-Hispanic ceramic pottery

Peru’s central bank issued today a new sol coin which features the ceramic figures made by the Vicus culture. The bank will issue 12 million of the coins featuring two  Full Article »

Peru: centuries-old tombs found at Lima archaeological site
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru: centuries-old tombs found at Lima archaeological site

Archaeologists unearthed the skeletal remains of four people yesterday from the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site in the Miraflores district of Lima. The remains of three women and one man seated  Full Article »

Mural bolsters case for private investment in Peru’s archaeology
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 9, 2015 1 comment

Mural bolsters case for private investment in Peru’s archaeology

The discovery of a 1,500-year-old mural in northern Peru’s Huaca de la Luna archaeological site underscores the value of private investment. Less than one month after protests in Cusco helped  Full Article »

Peru collectors coin features Inca archaeological site
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru collectors coin features Inca archaeological site

Peru’s central bank issued today a new nuevo sol coin which features the Huarautambo archaeological site in the central state of Pasco. The bank will issue 12 million of the  Full Article »

Argentina to return 4,500 artifacts to Peru and Ecuador
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Argentina to return 4,500 artifacts to Peru and Ecuador

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez announced that her government would return over 4,500 cultural artifacts to Peru and Ecuador. Fernandez made the announcement at during the opening of expansions to Argentina’s  Full Article »

Culture ministry unveils 3,800-year-old statues from Caral civilization
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Culture ministry unveils 3,800-year-old statues from Caral civilization

Peru’s culture ministry has unveiled three small statues from the Caral civilization which are over 3,800 years old. The unbaked mud statues were found at the site knows as Vichama  Full Article »