Category Archives: Ancient South America

Peru Requests Paracas Mantles Be Returned Home

Peru has recently requested that their ancient Paracas mantles, textile wrappings that were used to bury the dead and for shaman costumes, be returned to Peruvian museums. Mantles were extremely labor-intensive and have intricate embroidered designs that are important to … Continue reading

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New Highway Leads to Discovery

On a desolate hillside pending construction of a new highway outside of Lima,Peru,a¬†well-preserved, ancient cemetery was found in 2004 which dates back 500 years ago, to the Inca empire. The area remained largely undisturbed by human activity, despite its close … Continue reading

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