Category: Archeology

Quipus were ancient Andean recording devices made of strings and knots that kept track of information for the Inca.

Quipu: The Ancient Computer of the Inca Civilization

Learn about the history and purpose of the quipu, with insights from anthropologist and best-selling author of The Last Days of the Incas Kim MacQuarrie.

A painted wall at the Huaca de la Luna with a face of Ai Apaec, a Moche god, in the center.

Moche Civilization: Northern Peru’s Ancient Artisans

Learn all about an ancient Peruvian culture, the Moche civilization. Their artifacts allow us to learn more about their daily life, history, religion, societal roles, and more.

A tall waterfall surrounded by lush jungle greenery.

Gocta Waterfall: Peru’s Tallest Free-falling Cascade

Visit one of the world’s tallest waterfalls on your trip to Peru! Learn all about the Gocta Waterfall, a breathtaking place where the Amazon Rainforest meets the Andes Mountains.

A circular stone house weathered away in time at the Kuelap Fortress in Peru.

Kuelap Fortress: The Complete Visitor’s Guide

The pre-Inca ruins of Kuelap are unlike anywhere else. Discover all there is to know about this archaeological site in northern Peru, from its history to how to travel there!

A new Nazca Line of a human figure wearing a headdress. A processed image identifies the lines.

140+ New Nazca Lines Discovered in Peru

Using artificial technology, a team of scientists have found 143 new Nazca Lines, including glyphs of humans, animals, and abstract shapes etched in the Peruvian desert floor.

The Huaca Pucllana ruins with blue skies offsetting the earthy color of the adobe bricks.

Huaca Pucllana: The Ancient Peruvian Pyramid in Lima

Discover everything you need to know about Huaca Pucllana by exploring the history, cultural significance, tour options, museum, and on-site restaurant of these fascinating ruins.

The Twelve Angle Stone on Hatunrumiyoc Street in Cusco

The Twelve Angle Stone of Hatunrumiyoc

Learn more about the Twelve Angle Stone and how to visit this quintessential example of Inca masonry on display in Cusco – plus a special video of the site.

A mummy wrapped in worn blankets and surrounded by ice with her skull raised.

An Inca Ice Maiden: Meet Juanita

Mummy Juanita’s well-preserved remains were discovered atop a volcanic peak in southern Peru almost 20 years ago. Read about her story and visit her today!

Aerial view of Caral ruins with a slight pyramid shape and circular construction in front.

The Caral Ruins: Explore a pre-Inca civilization

Caral was already a thriving metropolis when the great Pyramids of Egypt were only being built!!