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2009-06-05 06:50:00

Archeologists excavating a site in northern Peru have stumbled upon the roughly 600-year old remains of almost three dozen humans, who appear to have been ritualistically sacrificed by the Incas.

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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2008-01-29 13:40:00

A Purdue University archaeologist discovered an intact ancient iron ore mine in South America that shows how civilizations before the Inca Empire were mining this valuable ore.

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2007-09-06 18:05:00

Museumgoers gasped Thursday at the well-preserved mummy of an Inca maiden which is on display for the first time, a serene gaze etched on her face hundreds of years ago when she froze to death in the Andes.

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2006-11-21 18:00:00

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.

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.

2005-10-13 14:26:11

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Mudslides caused by heavy rains in Peru's southern Andes stranded 3,200 tourists at the Machu Picchu Inca citadel on Thursday as mud and rocks blocked the railway in and out of the site, train operators said.

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2005-08-12 08:00:00

Three figure-eight knots tied into strings may be the first word from the ancient Inca in centuries. While the Incan empire left nothing that would be considered writing by today's standards, it did produce knotted strings in various colors and arrangements that have long puzzled historians and anthropologists.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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