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2014-04-09 23:24:00

The best-in-class Libertador Hotels in Cusco, Peru, offer guests an exquisite place to stay when touring the impressive pre-Columbian ruins found at Machu Picchu. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Cusco, Peru, is claimed as the historic capital of the Incan Empire, where more than 2 million visitors travel to each year. The most popular attraction in Cusco is Machu Picchu, which the UK Journal, The Telegraph, included in their latest "World's Best Ruins" list. Chris Moss, the...

Pre-Incan Wari People Exercised Restraint In Establishing Its Culture
2013-10-17 06:42:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A complex pre-Columbian America civilization that preceded the Inca Empire, the Wari didn't rule by pillage, plunder and iron-fisted bureaucracy alone. A new study from Dartmouth College shows that the Wari people initially created loosely administered colonies to expand trade, provide land for settlers and tap natural resources across much of the central Andes. The findings, published in the Journal of Anthropological...

2011-10-04 18:40:00

Eagle-Condor Peru Adventures trips to Peru are now better than ever, an offer the most careful examination of the Inca civilization and Peruâs healing traditions, available. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Explore more of Peru than ever before with the Eagle-Condor Adventures expanded trip to Machu Picchu May 13 through May 20, 2012 and their new trip to view Andean condors up-close. Travelers who book now save on the companyâs already low prices. In...

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2011-05-23 06:10:00

Machu Picchu, the famous Inca city set in the Peruvian Andes, celebrates the centenary of its 'discovery' by the outside world. Now, a study published in archaeological review Antiquity explains that lowly llama droppings provided the basis for the growth of Incan society, BBC News reports. As agriculture became established over hunting to sustain the community about 2,700 years ago in the Cuzco area where Machu Picchu sits, the development of agriculture and the growing of...

2011-03-29 10:55:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online travel agency vayama.com is offering discounted international airfares to the seven new wonders of the world from $218 total. This is part of vayama's Wonders of the World contest, available through the vayama deals page (http://www.vayama.com/travel-deals/). Travelers can submit their favourite wonder of the world and win up to $777 per person for a pair of airline vouchers to their desired wonder of the world. Of the original...

2011-03-04 00:00:27

Wilderness Travel's New Archaeology Tour to Machu Picchu Will Visit Inca Sites in the Urubamba Valley With An Expert Guide. This Unique Journey Offers the Best of Peru. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011 Wilderness Travel, the leading adventure travel company, announces a new archaeological tour to Machu Picchu. This unique Peru travel itinerary, Royal Estates of the Sacred Valley, was inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu, and takes place July 2 - 14, 2011....

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2011-02-28 06:05:00

Archaeologists have discovered a group of nine ancient Peruvian tombs in the jungles of southern Cuzco province which they say could be as important as the discovery of Machu Picchu. The tombs, belonging to the Wari culture, were found at a long-abandoned city thought to be the last fortification of Inca resistance to Spanish colonial rule. The location of an ancient city in the Espiritu Pampa area means that the Wari civilization, which thrived from the sixth through the 13th centuries,...

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2011-02-22 11:10:00

Access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Peru's picturesque Inca city of Machu Picchu, suffering from a growing demand of tourists wishing to visit and access the site, must become limited to protect it, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova tells AFP. "Machu Picchu is a victim of its own success, because the interest is huge. But at the same time, for us and for the Peruvian people, there is an interest in protecting it," she told reporters after meeting with President Alan Garcia. In 2000, the World...

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2010-11-21 07:15:00

The president of Peru said Friday that Yale University has agreed to return thousands of artifacts that had been taken away from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu almost a hundred years ago. Just hours after Peru's announcement, the university issued a statement expressing agreement with the results of its talks with Peru. The artifacts have been at the center of a long dispute for years, with Peru filing a lawsuit against the university in a US court. Peruvian president Alan Garcia said a...

2008-11-24 11:51:12

A Virginia man says he is taking his daughter and stepson with him on a 9,000-mile motorcycle journey to help build bridges in third-world countries. Ken Hodge says the purpose of the trip is to raise money for a Rotary Club program in his home town of Newport News. The club previously collected money to build bridges in Zambia, Honduras and Peru and wants to build much-needed bridges in other countries. Hodge said he needed permission from his wife to make the trip in Peru, the Newport News...


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