Podcast: Ancient Peruvian Cosmovision

Podcast: Ancient Peruvian Cosmovision

Interview with Larco Museum Director Andrés Álvarez Calderón

Important archaeological discoveries in recent years have shown that Peru was the world’s Sixth Cradle of Civilization, contemporaneous with Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Mexico and China.

In this interview, Andrés Álvarez Calderón explains the innovative curatorial narrative the museum uses to explain that vaulted status. He also talks about the shared cosmovision that bound together ancient Peruvian cultures, from the earliest known societies on through the later Mochica, Nasca, Wari and Inca empires, until the Spanish Conquest of the 16th century.


Fertur Peru enthusiastically recommends the Larco Museum because it offers one of the best overall explanations to put Peru’s myriad ancient cultures into context and enhance your journey.

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The Museum Larco - Open every day, 365 days a yearThe Larco Museum - an amazing experience that puts all of the amazing archaeological sites you'll see in Peru into context.


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Authored by: Rick Vecchio

Rick Vecchio, Fertur’s director of development and marketing, was educated at the New School for Social Research and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for Pacifica Radio WBAI and as a daily reporter for newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. Then in 1996, he decided it was time to realize a life-long dream of traveling to Peru. He never went back. While serving as Peru country manager for the South American Explorers from 1997-1999, he fell in love with Fertur's founder, Siduith Ferrer, and they married. Over the next six years, he worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Meanwhile, Siduith built the business, which he joined in January 2007. Now he designs custom educational and adventure tour packages for corporate and institutional clients, oversees Fertur’s Internet platform and occasionally leads special trips, always with an eye open for a good story to write about.

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