Ancient Wari Mummies Discovered in Peru, Alongside Child Sacrifices

posted on September 23rd, 2008 in Archaeology, Peru, Peruvian Mummies, Recent Discoveries

Ancient Wari Mummy Discovered in Peru

The funerary mask of a Wari woman who died and was buried some 1300 years ago in the area of Lima, Peru

Oh mummy! Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Tribe Members Sacrificed 1,300 Years Ago

The Daily Mail

August 27, 2008

Archaeologists working at an ancient Peruvian burial site have unearthed the first intact ruins belonging to a tribe which existed centuries before the mighty Incas…



Controversy Surrounds Story About German Who May Have Discovered Machu Picchu

posted on September 4th, 2008 in Archaeology, Did a German Discover Machu Picchu?, Incas, Machu Picchu, Peru, Recent Discoveries

Francisco Pizarro Seizing the Inca Emperor, Atahualpa

(Above: Francisco Pizarro seizes the Inca Emperor Atahualpa in 1533. Although the emperor turned over a large ransom in gold and silver in exchange for being set free, Pizarro murdered him anyway).

Machu Picchu: Known and Unknown, There and Not There

(Originally published in Spanish in Peru in La Republica, Aug 31, 2008. The Spanish version is included here, directly after the English version)

By Daniel Buck

Mention the phrase “Lost City of the Incas” or “Inca treasure” and normally skeptical journalists drop their guard and credulously report the most unfounded speculations…