“In the bone-dry coastal desert of northern Peru, the ancient Moche sculpted and painted intricate murals on the adobe walls of the site now known as Huaca de la Luna (Temple of the Moon). Created between A.D. 100 and 800, the images hold intriguing clues to a mysterious people who left no written texts to help explain their beliefs and customs.” – Sharon Jacobs, National Geographic
National Geographic’s website has a gigapan (high resolution image) on their website where you can explore this wall and it’s amazing details up close. Click on the picture to go to the site. You can also read more about the interesting pre-Inca culture of the Moche.
Celedonio Quispe Inga Tupayachi, (1869-1948), great grandson of Pumacahua, and his family. (El Comercio)
Check out this interesting article on where the Inca nobles’ descendents ended up after the Inca empire, written by Ronald Elward for El Comercio and translated by Susana Aguirre for http://www.peruthisweek.com
Check out this article (with pictures!) from the Huffington Post about some of the great things Peru has to offer. 9 Awesome Things About Peru
According to El Comercio, there are talks to make a cable car to make the archaeological park of Choquequirao more accessible to the public. While the hike to Choquequirao is a challenging one, it’s definitely worth the trip! Check out some beautiful pictures of this sister city to Machu Picchu on El Comercio.
Check out this photo article called “The Color and Power of the Rhythms and Dances of Our Peru” in El Comercio featuring pictures of folkloric dances in Peru.
“Peru’s government plans to allocate 15% of the money raised from the entrance fees of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for building the Grand Tahuantinsuyo Museum, Cusco’s regional governor Jorge Tito Acurio said Sunday.
The Grand Tahuantinsuyo Museum will carry an investment of 250 million soles (US$ 90.5 million) and it is set to be open by late 2014.”
To find out more, check out this article on Andina – Agencia Peruana de Noticias