Cusco Native Loves Peru’s Rich History – Moche Mural in Peru Revealed in Stunning Detail on National Geographic

Cusco Native Loves Peru's Rich History - Moche Mural in Peru Revealed in Stunning Detail on National Geographic

“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.

Cusco Native Loves Peru’s Rich Culture: Shamanism looms high in the Andes

Check out this amazing photos of Shamanic practices in the Andes of Peru by Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, featured on CNN Photos.

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Spanish photographer Juan Manuel Castro Prieto divides his life into two chapters: before and after Peru.

He has visited the South American country 15 times since his first trip in 1990 to resurrect the work of Martin Chambi, a Peruvian photojournalist of native descent who documented indigenous life in the 1930s.

It was a dream assignment for Castro Prieto, an admirer of Chambi’s work whose fascination with Peru began in childhood with Tintin’s “Temple of the Sun” adventures.

Castro Prieto was commissioned to make photographic copies of Chambi’s work for his first retrospective in Spain and fell in love with Andean culture.

“It was perhaps the most enriching human and photographic experience,” Castro Prieto said. “Evidently it has changed me.”

He returned multiple times over the next decade to follow in Chambi’s footsteps, documenting the humble beauty of the landscape, its relatively unspoiled culture and the poverty often accompanying this…

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Cusco Native Loves Cusco’s Rich History: Machu Picchu Profits to Fund New Museum in Cusco


“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