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A team of Polish and Peruvian researchers has discovered one of the most remarkable tombs in South America, and despite much excitement, the excavators knew they had to keep it a secret from the public.
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.
A mummy was unearthed Tuesday in Peruâ€™s Huaca Pucllana ruins, by archeologists who think the findings may have originated with the ancient Wari culture that flourished before the Incas.
Archaeologists said Tuesday they have unearthed 22 graves in northern Peru containing a trove of pre-Inca artifacts, including the first "tumi" ceremonial knives ever discovered by archaeologists rather than looted by thieves.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The "granddaddy" of Colombia's right-wing militias, who picked up a shotgun to protect his farm from Marxist rebels 29 years ago and now stands accused of drug smuggling, turned himself in to the government on Tuesday.
SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A court upheld bail for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday after seven weeks of house arrest in one human rights case, but stripped him of immunity from prosecution in another.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.