Archaeologists working at a 15th-century site in Peru have unearthed the remains of 137 children and 200 llamas in what’s now considered the largest mass child sacrifice known from the New World—and possibly of all time.
The scene is almost impossible to comprehend. Continue reading Ritual Sacrifice of 137 Children Found at 15th-Century Archaeological Site in Peru
Last week, at least 8,000 barrels of crude oil gushed into the northern Amazon rainforest in Peru, creating one of the worst spills the region has seen in years. State oil company Petroperú is blaming a local indigenous community for sabotaging a pipeline and triggering the spill, but the leader of Peru’s Wampis Nation, whose members make up that community, denies the accusations. Continue reading Catastrophic Oil Spill in the Peruvian Amazon Pits State Energy Company Against Local Tribe
A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.
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The oldest indigo-dyed fabric ever found has been discovered in Peru, pushing back the use of this blue coloring to at least 6,200 years ago.
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Gold may be beautiful and valuable, but some mining operations to extract the precious metal are seriously dirty.
Continue reading PERU DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER MERCURY POISONINGS
Elias Machipango Shuverireni picks up his long, palm-wood bow and his arrows tipped with sharpened bamboo. We’re going monkey hunting in Peru’s Manú National Park—a huge swath of protected rain forest and one of the most biodiverse parks in the world.
Continue reading This Park in Peru Is Nature ‘in Its Full Glory’—With Hunters
A scientist studying in Peru recently found a strange bulb bursting out of a tree in the Amazon jungle. It turned out that the bulb was actually a parasitic plant that flowers just a few weeks a year, and was the backbone of a tiny ecosystem of creatures that survived on it.
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