Ancient Mummy Found to Belong to Paracas Teenager

If you thought you had to travel all the way to Egypt to look at mummies, think again. Mummification as a process of preserving dead bodies was not only prevalent in ancient Egypt, but also across other ancient civilizations. Many Central and South American cultures used mummification to preserve the dead bodies of their loved ones and rulers. Read more..

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Peru’s Underground Dead City.

Peru’s capital can be very surprising with all the many things hidden in Lima city. From diverse tourist attractions like it’s Magic Water Circuit or Cerro San Cristobal to it’s spooky Catacombs. The entrance price is 2.30 Dollars and their open from 9:30am to 5:30pm. San Francisco archaeological complex was build between the years 1537 and 1673 divided in three sections; it’s temple, monastery and the catacombs.

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Peru Two-Times Traversed: Incan archaeology in Cusco and copywriting in Lima

Hola, Karikuy readers! It´s a pleasure to meet you. My name is Kayla and I am a copywriter whose been working and living in Lima since July. Though I´m not part of the internship program at Karikuy, Julio graciously agreed to let me contribute to the blog.

I first traveled to Peru in the summer of 2008, when I studied abroad in Cusco through La Pontificia Universidad Cátolica´s Spanish and Incan Archaeology program (administered through AIFS). For me, that summer was an unforgettable introduction to Peru: I not only visited the commanding stone structures of Machu Picchu, but also several Incan ruins in the outlying area, including Pisac, Maras, Moray, Tipón, and Sacsayhuamán. [Continue reading…]

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