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Evidence Suggests Incas Drugged Child Sacrifices
2013-08-06 18:32:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Incas were known for a ritual sacrifice called 'capacocha' and a new analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that the young children who gave their lives in this ritual were most likely drugged and drunk around the time of their death. In the study, an international archeology team analyzed the 500-year-old remains of three children who were naturally mummified atop the 20,000-foot-high...

2013-06-18 23:01:16

Primitive will feature a collection of rare pre-Columbian stone votives called Canopa as part of an exhibition of Ancient Stone from Around the World opening June 21. The votives may contain a message about our stewardship of earth. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Primitive, the well-known Chicago gallery, unveiled a collection of pre-Columbian stone votives from the farmlands of Peru known as Canopa. These small hand-chiseled containers are considered exceptionally rare and usually seen...

2009-07-23 12:46:58

Archeologists said on Wednesday that a pre-Incan mummy and eight other skeletons have been dug up from under what is thought to have been a shantytown in the middle of Peru's capital. For years, homeless people lived on the Huaca Huantille ruins, not knowing underneath them contained an ancient burial site. Archeologists Roberto Quispe said the bones were from the Ychsma civilization dating from between 1000 and 1400 AD. The burial site was found after city officials and Peru's national...

2008-09-25 03:00:20

By Phillip Zonkel To say the group Pacha Massive was excited about its first concert is an understatement. A friend of the genre-bending Latin duo, who had been together for only two weeks, got the group booked for its first gig - a Colombian Independence Day concert in New York City. "Our first gig was Madison Square Garden," Ramon Nova exclaims. The duo, who opened for Colombian alternative musicians Aterciopelados, performed its entire song catalog - all three songs - and then...

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Qantuta, Cantua buxifolia
2014-01-17 14:18:16

Cantua buxifolia is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to Qantu, Qantus or Qantuta or Magic-flower, Magic flower of the Incas, Magic tree and Sacred-flower-of-the-Incas. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. C. buxifolia can be found in Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina, specifically in the Yungas. This evergreen shrub species grows approximately 4-6 feet tall. Its small leaves have a gray or green coloration. The plant blooms in late...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.