Archaeological sites in Peru http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32420/all en Peru archeologists find ancient temple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/peru-archeologists-find-ancient-temple <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Peruvian archeologists have discovered a temple believed to be about 5,000 years old at the ancient El Paraison archeological site in a valley just north of Lima, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.</p> <p>If the date is confirmed, it would be among the oldest sites in the world, comparable to the ancient city of Caral, a coastal city some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the north.</p> <p>The discovery, dubbed the Temple of Fire, was found in one of the wings of El Paraiso's main pyramid. It includes a hearth that experts believe was used to burn ceremonial offerings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/peru-archeologists-find-ancient-temple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Andean civilizations Archaeological sites in Peru AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:00:50 +0000 5754013 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru archeologists find ancient temple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/peru-archeologists-find-ancient-temple-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Peruvian archeologists have discovered a temple believed to be about 5,000 years old at the ancient El Paraiso archeological site in a valley just north of Lima, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.</p> <p>If the date is confirmed, it would be among the oldest sites in the world, comparable to the ancient city of Caral, a coastal city some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the north.</p> <p>The discovery, dubbed the Temple of Fire, was found in one of the wings of El Paraiso's main pyramid. It includes a hearth that experts believe was used to burn ceremonial offerings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/peru-archeologists-find-ancient-temple-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andean civilizations Archaeological sites in Peru Caral AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:46:34 +0000 5754115 at http://www.globalpost.com US warns tourists of Machu Picchu kidnap threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-warns-tourists-machu-picchu-kidnap-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US embassy in Peru has issued a warning to tourists of a "credible" threat that kidnappers could be targeting Americans in the area around the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.</p> <p>Embassy personnel have been barred from any personal travel to the area around the southern city of Cusco, though the embassy in Lima expressed confidence in Peru's ability to protect foreign nationals.</p> <p>"The embassy has received information that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap US citizen tourists in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area," it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-warns-tourists-machu-picchu-kidnap-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeological sites in Peru Inca AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:00:40 +0000 5756077 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. warns citizens of kidnapping risks near Peru's Machu Picchu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/us-warns-citizens-kidnapping-risks-near-perus-machu-picchu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The United States warned its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution in visiting Peru's famed Machu Picchu ruins through at least the end of the month and restricted State Department personnel from traveling there because of the threat of kidnappings.</p> <p>The U.S. Embassy in Lima said it had information a criminal group could be planning to kidnap American tourists visiting Machu Picchu and the Cusco region where the ruins are tucked into the mountains, according to a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/us-warns-citizens-kidnapping-risks-near-perus-machu-picchu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeological sites in Peru Inca Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:00:20 +0000 5756166 at http://www.globalpost.com California couple vanishes during cycling trip in Peru http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/california-couple-vanishes-during-cycling-trip-peru <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laila Kearney and Steve Gorman</p> <p>Feb 25 (Reuters) - Authorities in Peru have launched a search for a California couple reported missing while on a cycling trip through the Andean country in an area where U.S. citizens have been warned of kidnapping risks, U.S. Embassy officials in Lima said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/california-couple-vanishes-during-cycling-trip-peru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeological sites in Peru Geography of Peru Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:30:18 +0000 5766525 at http://www.globalpost.com US couple missing in Peru http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-couple-missing-peru <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US and Peruvian authorities are hunting for a young American couple who have been missing for a month after setting off on a bike tour of South America, a US official said Tuesday.</p> <p>Garret Hand, 25, and Jamie Neal, 27, were last heard from on January 25, State Department deputy acting spokesman Patrick Ventrell said.</p> <p>"According to their families they were traveling from Cusco to Lima and were expected to arrive in Lima on January 26," he told journalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-couple-missing-peru" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeoastronomy Archaeological sites in Peru Politics Technology AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:45:39 +0000 5767713 at http://www.globalpost.com US couple thought missing in Peru return after trek http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-couple-thought-missing-peru-return-after-trek <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An American couple who went missing for more than a month in Peru have returned after a trek through rural forests and indigenous communities, they said at a press conference Friday.</p> <p>Cycling enthusiasts Garret Hand, 25, and Jamie Neal, 27 went missing on January 25 after setting off on a cycling trip from Cusco to Lima. Family members grew worried when the two stopped posting updates on Facebook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-couple-thought-missing-peru-return-after-trek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeological sites in Peru Inca Technology AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:45:35 +0000 5771529 at http://www.globalpost.com Art pick of the week: The Wondrous http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world.</p> <p>This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird &amp; strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeological sites in Peru Entertainment Inca Technology Thu, 23 May 2013 06:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844445 at http://www.globalpost.com Art pick of the week: The Wondrous http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world.</p> <p>This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird &amp; strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeological sites in Peru Inca Technology Tourism Thu, 23 May 2013 06:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844451 at http://www.globalpost.com Art pick of the week: The Wondrous http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world.</p> <p>This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird &amp; strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeological sites in Peru Inca Technology Well being Thu, 23 May 2013 07:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844454 at http://www.globalpost.com Art pick of the week: The Wondrous http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Our look at eye-catching art sites and apps from around the web and around the world.</p> <p>This week we take a look at The Wondrous, a website that professes interest in "the wonderful, weird &amp; strange things of our world" with a demonstrable preference for visual arts, whether they be photographic, sculptural, or digital in nature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130523/art-pick-the-week-the-wondrous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeological sites in Peru Inca Technology Health and Home Thu, 23 May 2013 07:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844456 at http://www.globalpost.com Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130825/archaeologists-use-drones-peru-map-and-protect-sites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mitra Taj</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130825/archaeologists-use-drones-peru-map-and-protect-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeological sites in Peru Human Interest Inca Law Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:48:00 +0000 5917258 at http://www.globalpost.com Peruvian archaeologists unearth pre-Incan tomb at Lima site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131024/peruvian-archaeologists-unearth-pre-incan-tomb-at-lima-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131024/peruvian-archaeologists-unearth-pre-incan-tomb-at-lima-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Andean civilizations Archaeological sites in Peru Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:02:35 +0000 5970000 at http://www.globalpost.com Two mummies found in ancient Peru cemetery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/two-mummies-found-ancient-peru-cemetery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>&quot;This is one of the most important finds in more than three decades of excavation, because both mummies are intact,&quot; Gladys Paz told AFP at the foot of the Huaca Pucllana tomb, an ancient religious complex in the Miraflores neighborhood.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/two-mummies-found-ancient-peru-cemetery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeological sites in Peru Huaca Pucllana Mummies Peru AFP Fri, 25 Oct 2013 01:45:00 +0000 5970197 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru tells Machu Picchu tourists to keep clothes on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/peru-tells-machu-picchu-tourists-keep-clothes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Peru has increased surveillance at popular archeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"We have redoubled efforts for continuous surveillance and monitoring of the site," so security personnel can intervene to stop the exhibitionist photography, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/peru-tells-machu-picchu-tourists-keep-clothes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Archaeological sites in Peru Inca AFP Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:19:43 +0000 6093153 at http://www.globalpost.com