Connect to share and comment

2 Canadian tourists arrested in Peru for taking naked photos at Machu Picchu

CUSCO, Peru - Just days after Peru's Ministry of Culture called the practice "disrespectful," two Canadian tourists have been arrested for taking nude photos at the historic Machu Picchu site. Peruvian media reports say the 20-year-old Canadians were arrested on Wednesday for taking photos of each other at the archaeological monument. The reports identify the Canadians as Marc Antoine Daudelin and Patrice Mathieu and say they were taken away by police and their cellphone photographs erased.

Australians, Canadians held for stripping at Machu Picchu

Police detained four male tourists, two Australians and two Canadians, for several hours on Wednesday after filming and taking nude photos at Peru's famed Machu Picchu, local authorities said. The culture ministry has put up signs at the world-famous Inca site warning that people taking their clothes off there was a "crime against culture" and would lead to immediate expulsion from the area.

Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on

Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu. Tourists have been posting the naked pics on blogs, prompting a statement from the cultural ministry rejecting "any disrespectful act committed by visitors" to the historical sites. "We have redoubled efforts for continuous surveillance and monitoring of the site," so security personnel can intervene to stop the exhibitionist photography, it said.

Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery

Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima, archeologists said Thursday. "This is one of the most important finds in more than three decades of excavation, because both mummies are intact," Gladys Paz told AFP at the foot of the Huaca Pucllana tomb, an ancient religious complex in the Miraflores neighborhood. The first signs of the tomb were found five days ago, but the process of unearthing the mummies of an adult and child took time.

Peruvian archaeologists unearth pre-Incan tomb at Lima site

LIMA (Reuters) - An archaeological site in the midst of Peru's bustling capital has yielded yet another pre-Incan prize, an undisturbed Wari tomb containing two corpses wrapped in ceremonial fabric, archeologists said on Thursday. The tomb, estimated to be more than 1,000 years old, was found at the Pucllana archaeological site in Lima. It contained the bodies of an adult and an infant, along with nearly 10 intact artifacts.

Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites

By Mitra Taj LIMA (Reuters) - In Peru, home to the spectacular Inca city of Machu Picchu and thousands of ancient ruins, archaeologists are turning to drones to speed up sluggish survey work and protect sites from squatters, builders and miners. Remote-controlled aircraft were developed for military purposes and are a controversial tool in U.S. anti-terrorism campaigns, but the technology's falling price means it is increasingly used for civilian and commercial projects around the world.

Art pick of the week: The Wondrous

Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world. This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird & strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.

Art pick of the week: The Wondrous

Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world. This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird & strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.

Art pick of the week: The Wondrous

Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world. This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird & strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.

Art pick of the week: The Wondrous

Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world. This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird & strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.
Syndicate content