Quipu, Ancient Peru’s Record Keeping System Gets Recognized

Every civilization has a way of keeping accounts and maintaining records. Usually, records are kept by government officials and civil servants in modern civilizations. In the ancient world, things weren’t very different. Rulers often had civil servants who would keep records and maintain accounts. Ancient Peru too had its own way of record keeping. Read more..

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Dying to Visit the Catacombs

I am one of those people that seems to have a talent for getting sick whenever I arrive in a foreign country. The sudden relaxation that comes with a vacation is apparently reason enough for my body to unleash the pent-up viruses that I’d been harboring over exam season. So considering that I already felt like death, a visit to the bone-yard housed in the San Francisco Catacombs seemed like an appropriate outing. Read more..

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