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2008-12-10 15:47:11

The government of Peru has sued Yale University in the U.S. courts seeking the return of Incan mummies, bones and pottery excavated decades ago. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale lecturer in South American history and future U.S.

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2008-08-27 06:49:12

A mummy was unearthed Tuesday in Peru’s Huaca Pucllana ruins, by archeologists who think the findings may have originated with the ancient Wari culture that flourished before the Incas.

2008-07-10 03:00:31

If any of your readers are looking for a really challenging project in the months ahead, may I suggest they look at our two forthcoming trips to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu? Marie Curie Cancer Care is organising two 10-day expeditions, leaving in November of this year and May of next, following the spectacular 500-year-old Inca Trail.

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2008-07-02 09:20:00

The infamous Peruvian Inca citadel - Machu Picchu - may soon join UNESCO's growing list of endangered World Heritage sites.

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2007-11-13 07:21:50

The sophisticated design and colorful artwork found in a 4,000-year-old temple unearthed near Peru's northern desert coast suggests that early civilization here was more complex than originally thought, archaeologists said.

2007-11-12 06:55:49

Carbon dating tests and excavation of a colorful pre-Incan temple indicate that it was built thousands of years ago by an advanced civilization, a prominent archaeologist said in comments published Sunday by a Peruvian newspaper.

2006-03-02 12:49:59

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Peru plans to sue Yale University to recover thousands of artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu more than 90 years ago, after negotiations broke down and the sides accused each other this week of bad faith.

2005-12-01 17:50:42

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru plans to sue Yale University for the return of 4,900 artifacts taken from Machu Picchu, the fabled Inca citadel, by a U.S. explorer nearly a century ago, the government said on Thursday.

2005-10-20 01:57:05

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Archeologists have uncovered the remains of the oldest mummy ever found in Peru's capital, Lima -- a high-ranking official of the Huari tribe who lived about 1,300 years ago, researchers said on Wednesday.

2005-10-19 07:18:03

By Jude Webber NAZCA, Peru (Reuters) - A tiny, hand-painted sign mounted on a flimsy barbed wire fence warns visitors to Peru's Nazca lines: "No entry. Area off-limits." It's not much of a deterrent. The latest threat to the vast U.N.


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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.