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.
Back in October 2009, Walter Alva, the preeminent archaeologist of Northern Peru, decided to focus his attention on the El Chorro archaeological zone, with little expectation of making any significant finds, according to daily El Comercio.
Imagine a future thousands of years from now, in which the context and characteristics of Western Civilization have been lost to recorded history. In a futuristic archaeology museum, visitors admire and puzzle over the excavated remains of the Sistine Chapel.
Did you read how scientists have determined that a 13-year-old girl selected for Inca ritual sacrifice 500 years ago was plied with massive amounts of alcohol and cocaine for up to a year before her death?