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Collection of old Peru Documentaries (1936 to 1949)
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated August 02, 2019 2489   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...
Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 8306   0   1   0   0  

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In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
Traditional rebuilding of the Q’eswachaka Bridge
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 8711   1   8   0   0  
In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
The Peruvian National Anthem
Peru Information TinTinTinTin Updated May 01, 2018 15592   2   1   0   0  
Peru declared its independence in 1821 and the General José de San Martín began a contest to select a National March. At the end a composition of Master José Bernardo Alcedo was selected.
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 4422   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.
The team of Ñuqanchik, Peru's first all Quechua speaking news program, broadcasted today for the first time; photo: Andina
Peruvian Curiosities SunflowerSunflower Updated April 30, 2017 1025   0   1   0   0  
This morning TV Peru in collaboration with Radio Nacional, Peru’s public television and radio networks, broadcasted the first ever all Quechua speaking news program called “Ñuqanchik” – the Quechua word for “us”.
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