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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,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.