Combining elements of Surrealism, Symbolism, and portraiture, Vicuña’s paintings are parables of personal and political awakening.
Long believed to be discovered by lab researchers in 1908, researchers found evidence of the pigment in centuries-old Inca ceremonial objects.
WASHINGTON, DC — Each June in Huinchiri, Peru, four Quechua communities on two sides of a gorge join together to build a bridge out of grass, creating a form of ancient infrastructure that dates back at least five centuries to the Inca Empire.
The ancient Inca had no known written language, but they may have used an intricate language of knots.
Miniature mummies carved from wood and carefully wrapped in tiny shrouds overlook a model of a Chimú palace, one of the small-scale representations of a lost precolonial world in Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas.
Peru’s culture ministry has announced a new subterranean mapping initiative that will allow archaeologists to explore pre-Columbian Cusco without picking up any shovels.