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Peru: Archaeologists found 47 Tombs in Huanchaco

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Peru: Archaeologists found 47 Tombs in Huanchaco

In Huanchaco, Trujillo, – in northern Peru – archaeologists discovered 47 tombs and more than 50 skeletons being more than 2,500 years old.

Apart from the skeletons, the archaeologists also found ceramics, fishing tools and spondylus in the graves. The findings date back to the Salinar (400 B.C. – 300 A.D.), the Viru (150 B.C. – 500 A.D.) and the Chimu (1200 A.D. – 400 A.D.) cultures.

Furthermore, the archaeologists discovered an individual tomb of an adult that had been buried with eight sculptural vessels of the Viru culture. (more…)

Pope Francis to Officiate Mass in Huanchaco in 2018

Wednesday November 29, 2017

Pope Francis to Officiate Mass in Huanchaco in 2018

Pope Francis is coming to Peru next year and with him will be the hordes of people who have been waiting for his visit since it was announced over a year ago.

During his trip to the city of Trujillo in northern Peru, Pope Francis will travel to the beach in nearby Huanchaco to officiate mass in front of over a million people. To obtain tickets, Monsignor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Trujillo, said that special tickets would be given out at different parishes around the city for free. (more…)

Cleaning Workers Discover Ancient Mummy in Cardboard Box

Thursday April 23, 2015

The discovery of a mummy at Chan Chan this month was not the stereotypical thriller of an archeologist dressed in khakis opening an ancient tomb after thousands of years being buried in the desert sands. Instead, a group of cleaning workers must have received the surprise of their lives when on a routine day they found a cardboard box tied-up with rope disposed at the side of the road, opened it up, and found an ancient mummy.

The discovery took place at Chan Chan, an archaeological complex built by the ancient Chímu culture and located 5 km outside the city of Trujillo in northern Peru. It is the largest pre-Columbian city in South America. (more…)

Tourism in La Libertad nearly doubled in seven years

Monday September 01, 2014

In the north-west region of Peru, La Libertad, tourism has increased a lot over the last seven years. Today almost twice as many people visit the area as compared to 2007. By the end of this year more than 1.4 million tourists are expected to have visited the region. In 2007 that number was 600,000.

Bernando Alva Perez, head of the regional office, thinks the growth in popularity has to do with improved tourist services. “Due to private investment – with new hotels and restaurants appearing each year – and from increased support from the public sector, services are getting better (more…)

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