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July 16, 2017

The World Heritage Committee recently concluded its annual meeting, which was held this year in Krakow, Poland. At the meeting, a number of new sites were added to the World Heritage List and some sites on the list were evaluated for threats to them.  Now, the Valongo...

March 31, 2017

Most know of Machu Picchu for its spectacular ruins high in the Andes. But far below the city in the sky likes the town of Machu Picchu, also known as Agua Calientes, which is the closest access point to the World Heritage site. Recent flooding of the Vilcanota River,...

January 2, 2017

In the early 1990s, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC sponsored an exhibit chronicling some of the most far-reaching cultural influences of the contact between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres following Columbus' initial expedition. The exhibit focused o...

October 3, 2016

Time was when archaeologists thought the first humans to inhabit the Western Hemisphere crossed a land bridge from Asia to what is now Alaska some 10,000-12,000 years ago. But subsequent discoveries in the southern tip of South America placed humans there around the sa...

August 31, 2016

Using a variety of new technology, a group of Chilean archaeologists have been photographing rock faces across northern Chile to identify rock art that has mostly deteriorated beyond visibility by the naked eye. More than 150 paintings, dating as far back as 2,000 BC,...

August 10, 2016

In the early 13th century, the Incan empire succeeded in expanding its rule along the entire span of the Andes Mountains in South America. At its height, the empire controlled portions of what are now five countries, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. A key i...

July 29, 2016

Adaptive re-use of historic structures is one of the best ways to ensure their continued preservation. In Buenos Aires, an early 20th-century theater, later turned into a cinema, was recently reborn again as a bookstore. In a city that claims to have more bookstores pe...

July 22, 2016

An intriguing painting in a historic cathedral in Cusco, Peru, challenges our notions of historical events. Whereas numerous depictions of “The Last Supper” generally hone to the same menu, this painting in Cusco’s Cathedral Basilica is decidedly local in nature.

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July 21, 2016

No, not Johnny Cash – but depictions in two cave paintings recently discovered at Macchu Picchu, the famed 15th-century Inca citadel situated high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. While the paintings are similar to others in the area, the precise date of these paintings...

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