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Collection of old Peru Documentaries (1936 to 1949)
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated August 26, 2019 3685   8   1   0   0  
We managed to get our hands on a few beautiful rare documentaries and amateur films about Peru, its people, key cities, selected sites of archaeological importance and customs. The selected material is dated between 1936 and 1949. As you can imagine the film equipment in some of the earlier pieces was very basic and the quality is accordingly. Still...
History of Peruvian Archaeology
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated July 27, 2019 7005   1   1   0   0  
The story of the origins and development of Peruvian archaeology begins with the earliest Spanish contact in 1524, and continues through the Colonial and Independence periods, leading at the close of the Early Republican period in 1900 to the emergence of the discipline of archaeology. It is to these three periods of time, spanning approximately 400 years, that we...
The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated July 23, 2019 6936   0   1   0   0  
Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the conquistadores included a few fabrics in shipments of gold and silver they sent back to Spain.
Acllahuasi, the House of the chosen women, also known as Mamacona in Pachacamac was built by the Incas; photo: pachacamac.cultura.pe
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower Updated October 09, 2018 3527   1   11   0   0  
The history of Lima and the population of the surrounding area did not only begin with the foundation of the colonial city by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Actually, the area of today’s city and province of Lima was inhabited many thousands of years before that by numerous different, highly advanced pre-Hispanic cultures that left us impressive settlements and constructions....
The Larco Museum in Lima is a must visit when in town
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower Updated October 08, 2019 12545   0   14   0   0  
Housed in a lovely restored 18th century viceroyalty-era mansion that was built over a 7th century pre-Colombian pyramid and surrounded by the most beautiful and tranquil gardens, the Larco Museum in Lima is a true jewel in the city’s museum scene.
Brazilian scientists revealed what Lord of Sipán, the famous Moche ruler, would have looked. Pictured is the 3D virtual facial reconstruction showing how the skull was found, the skull reassembled and the digital reconstruction
Technology & Science News SunflowerSunflower Updated November 04, 2017 2882   1   1   0   0  
When the untouched burial chamber of “El Señor de Sipan” (the Lord of Sipan) was discovered by a small group of Peruvian archaeologists led by Dr. Walter Alva in 1987 in the Huaca Rajeda, near Sipán in northern Peru, it was a sensation, an incredible archaeological discovery often compared to the one of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt. ...
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