The face seen in profile in the cliffs of the Pinculluna mountain above Ollantaytambo is said to be that of the creator God, Wiracocha. Oh yeah, says who?
Restoration work to put Chankillo, the oldest known solar observatory in the Americas, more prominently on Peru’s tourist map will begin next month, daily newspaper La República reports.
The image plastered on the front page of Peru’s leading daily El Comercio jumped out at me from the newsstand this morning as I walked to work.
The graphic was mind blowing — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” in juxtaposition to the mummified remains of a Chachapoyas warrior — their stretched hands cradling their agonized faces, crying out silently, in unison.
Eighteen years ago, this month, archaeologist Dr. Ruth Shady began her breakthrough investigation of Caral, one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas.