The Mysterious Civilization and Culture of Chavin People

Peru is a litany of historical civilizations that wet extinct one way or another. If you have heard about the Wari, the Paracas and the Moche, you probably haven’t heard about the Chavin culture. The civilization is named after Chavín de Huantar, an archaeological site that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more..

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Peruvian Art: The Lost Artifacts of the Wari

If you thought Peruvian culture was mostly about its amazing cuisine, historical monuments and archaeological sites, think again. The country is home to some of the most important contemporary artists of the world. In a series of blogs, I shall be introducing you to Peruvian art and artists, of which, this could be thought of as a post that introduces the Wari (Huari) art. Read more..

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Blood and Stones: Life in a Party Tent

And this is how it began; the different layers of excavations started calling us from under the cruel ground, and with trowels, pickaxes, axes ‘the killers’, buckets, gloved hands, sunglasses, some Indiana Jones hats, we started poking the earth trying to find remnants of history, to find those people who ate, played, slept, who had real hopes, wishes, fears, lusts, problems, miracles, who made children and told them stories about their ancestors in the mountains, sacrificed animals to please their gods and in that, made a culture of their lives. [Continue reading…]

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