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Archaeologists working in northern Peru have discovered a spectacular tomb complex about 1,000 years old.

2006-11-22

 Peru Sican
The ancient Nazca people of Peru are famous for the lines they drew in the desert depicting strange animal forms. A further mystery is what happened to this once great civilisation, which suddenly vanished 1,500 years ago. Now a team of archaeologists have found the demise of the Nazca society was linked in part to the fate of a tree. ... Our research contradicts the popular view that Native American peoples always lived in harmony with...

2009-11-02

 Nazca environment tree Peru archaeology drawing desert history aerial mystery
The high price of gold has drawn thousands of miners to a region of south-east Peru, but deforestation and the high levels of mercury used in mining has led to fears of an imminent ecological disaster

2009-12-20

 Peru gold mining environment
Authorities in Peru have ordered the airlift of nearly 2,000 tourists stranded by heavy rains in the country's top attraction, Machu Picchu. Days of heavy rains triggered up to 40 landslides, one of which blocked the railway connecting the Inca ruins with the city of Cuzco...

2010-01-26

 Peru Machu Picchu rain flood train
Police in Peru say they have airlifted the last of the tourists stranded near the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu after floods destroyed road and rail links. Nearly 1,300 travellers were flown out by helicopters on Friday, a local policeman told the Associated Press. A total of nearly 4,000 tourists and local residents have now left the area following last Sunday's heavy flooding. The Machu Picchu site, which attracts more than 400,000...

2010-01-30

 Machu Picchu Peru flood helicopter tourism
The first monogamous amphibian has been discovered living in the rainforest of South America.

2010-02-22

 monogamy frog Peru biology animal

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