Category: Archeology

Photo of the Week: Island Expressions

Travel more than 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile to the remote Easter Island where the native Polynesian culture is on display.

 Oh, the riches! Lord of Sipan's burial under the ruins of Chiclayo is the richest tomb in the world. Photo by Sam Scholes

A northern journey to ancient treasures in Peru

Peru’s ancient treasures in the northern cities of Chiclayo and Trujillo rival those of any archaeological site in the Americas.

The Moai Statues in Easter Island

Discovering Easter Island

We explore the most remote island in the world – Easter Island – a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, in the Polynesian Triangle.

The Guardian's Hut is visible at the top middle of the picture and is the place to go for panoramic pictures of Machu Picchu. Dozens of terraces and thousands of stone steps connect the different sectors of Machu Picchu.

Travel to Machu Picchu, Masterpiece of the Inca Empire

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu rests on a rocky saddle at 7,972ft (2,430 m)s above sea level between two peaks.

Exploring the mystery and history of Easter Island

Take a trip to Chile, and visit the sights of Santiago before setting off on a flight to one of the most mysteriously beautiful places in the World, Easter Island.

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

Pre-Incan Civilizations in Peru and the Ancient Andes

This introduction to Peru’s other civilizations aims to balance the one-sided vision of Peruvian history and inspire a visit to pre-Inca ruin sites scattered across Peru.

Dark stone ruins seen along the Inca Trail under blue, cloudy skies

Inca Trail Ruins: 5 Amazing Sites You’ll See Along the Way

Read up on the fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit while hiking the Inca Trail. These Inca Trail ruins are well worth exploring on your trek.

Ruins in Lima: Archaeological Sites in Peru’s Capital

You should not dismiss Lima so quickly as there are a few noteworthy sites in the city and around that will be of interest to many history lovers.

The archaeological wonders of northern Peru

Interested in Peru beyond Macchu Picchu? Check out archaeological wonders of northern Peru and learn about pre-Incan civilizations.