The spider is thought to be associated with rain and fertility rituals that might have taken place in the shrine and its attendant complex of buildings.
Chinchero, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is home to a dozen Indigenous cultures as well as 15th-century Inca ruins.
Inspired by true events, Melina León’s debut drama is a captivating vision of unredeemed humanity.
“Chinese migrants arriving in the 19th century didn’t speak Spanish — had no knowledge of the language — and found themselves in an adverse environment,” curator Marco Loo tells Hyperallergic.
The driver left “deep scars” on the site last Saturday, the country’s ministry of culture announced earlier this week.
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.
Chicago’s Field Museum is touring its mummies for the first time, and their inaugural stop is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
LIMA, Peru — Geometric abstraction is one of those art movements that, depending on the viewer, either resonates deeply or bores one to tears.
In the past month, Lima has been shaken by the reminder that street art — even when officially approved — is inherently political.
Machu Picchu might be Peru’s most famous tourist destination, but the Inca ruins are just one of many cherished historical sites that have survived since ancient times, along with countless precious artifacts. Strangely enough, despite its rich cultural and artistic history, the country hasn’t had a large-scale national museum until now.
In 1905, when the Andean photographer Martín Chambi was 14 years old, he traveled to northwestern Peru with his father, who had a job working in a gold mine there. At the time, there were no indigenous photographers in the country, and images of the Quechua people were mostly captured through the lenses of French and American photographers.
Peru will take legal action against a group of Greenpeace activists who it says damaged the Nazca lines UNESCO World Heritage site during a climate change demonstration on Monday.