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Collection of old Peru Documentaries (1936 to 1949)
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated August 02, 2019 2255   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 2852   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...
Early People, Cultures, and Civilizations in Peru
People of Peru - Now and Then TinTinTinTin Updated May 18, 2019 5255   0   1   0   0  
The earliest people to inhabit what we now call Peru probably arrived in the Andes about 13,000 B.C. These people were hunters and gatherers. On the coast they fished and collected shellfish.
Olivia Arevalo, a highly respected traditional healer and indigenous rights activists, was killed and Sebastian Woodroffe, a Canadian blamed for the murder, lynched by an angry mob; photo: andina
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated May 03, 2018 2102   0   1   0   0  
Last Thursday Olivia Arevalo, 81-year-old indigenous healer, spiritual leader and wise woman of the Amazonian indigenous Shipibo-Konibo community was shot dead in front of her house in the intercultural community “Victoria, Garcia” in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest near Pucallpa by an unknown person.
Sondor Raymi in Andahuaylas, Apurimac
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 6578   0   1   0   0  

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Around 18 or 19 June
Also known as Festival del Sol de Chanka (Chanka Sun Festival) or the Chanka Epic, the Sondor Raymi Festival in Andahuaylas in the region of Apurimac is an reenactment of the origins of the Chanka people, an ethic group inhabiting the area between 1200 and about 1400.
Strong increase in coca leaf production and coca bush cultivation areas in Peru
Economy News SunflowerSunflower Updated April 23, 2018 2712   0   1   0   0  
According to the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report the production of coca leaves in Peru increased by 10% from 96,304 tons of sun dried coca leaves in 2015 to 105,960 tons in 2016.
Day of Pachamama - Typical way of "preparing" the offerings...
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 11747   0   1   0   0  

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01 August
In Peru, and here especially in the Andean highlands, August 1 (and actually the entire month of August) is dedicated to Pachamama, next to the sun god Inti probably the most important and worshipped deity in the Inca culture.
Feast of the Virgin del Carmen - Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 5323   0   1   0   0  

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16 July
Festivals in honor of the Virgen del Carmen are celebrated in various regions in Peru on or around July 16. The festivities include processions, street parades with traditional and indigenous dances, music, colorful costumes and lots of Peruvian food and drinks. Some festivals feature reenactments of events in Peruvian history.
Next to the three official languages Spanish, Quechua and Aymara, over 40 indigenous languages are still spoken in Peru; most of them might dissappear rather sooner than later.
Peruvian Curiosities SunflowerSunflower Updated April 23, 2018 4408   0   1   0   0  
Peru is a megadiverse country that unites multiple peoples and indigenous tribes, cultural traditions and languages within its borders. Before the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century an assumed 300 to 600 different languages were spoken in the area.
Manu National Park in Peru
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower Updated April 23, 2018 17110   0   6   0   0  
The Manu National Park in Peru is one of the most breathtaking and beautiful natural areas in the world. Because of its sheer size, its different vegetation zones and its protective remoteness, a unique, almost untouched ecosystem could survive until today. Manu not only provides a living space for an immeasurable diversity of plant and animal species, but also...
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