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Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

Sharon Hoge | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge.

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

My Life as an Incan Shaman: A Conversation With Elena Radford

Court Stroud | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Court Stroud

The Harvard Business School is hardly the first place you expect to encounter an Incan, much less a shaman. During graduation week 10 years ago, ...

WATCH: Wonders Of The Andes And Machu Picchu

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Jose and I set out as well, though in a fashion more comfortable than Bingham. We take the Inca Rail, which spirals into the valley like the shell of a nautilus.

5 Ancient Superfoods (And Why You Should Try Them Now)

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

With an empire whose beginning predates the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, the Incas were fueled by a diet made up of nutritionally dense, new world foods. Here are five of them.

'Maiden' Mummy Shares Her Secrets After 500 Years

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/25/2012 05:05 PM EDT on LiveScience The so-called Maiden mummy of a 15-year-old Incan g...

U.S. Returns Stolen Treasure To Peru

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities returned 14 stolen and looted paintings and artifacts to Peru on Thursday, including four archaeolo...

Meeting A 500-Year-Old Peruvian Mummy

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I moved to the final room. There, in the center of a glass case was Juanita, her hands folded and her knees bent towards her chest.

Peru, Fashion Muse

Leora Novick | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

While each village continues to add their own personal flavor, the core traditions of the Quechua people are still the a vibrant thread in Peru's fashion scene.

Author Tells Jon Stewart About Machu Picchu

Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel

Writer Mark Adams looks, as Jon Stewart puts it in the clip below, like a mix of Jon "I'm a P.C." Hodgman and Drew Carey, but that didn't stop him fro...

Brazil: A World Leader In Bone Marrow Donors

Chris McGowan | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris McGowan

In 2010, the well-known Brazilian television actress Drica Moraes was diagnosed with acute leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant in São Paul...

Alternative Climate Summit, Machu Picchu, and El Niño: Destroyer of Civilizations

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

For millennia, the weather has played a key and pivotal role in the rise and fall of civilizations in the Andes. Yet now in a warming world many are bewildered and don't know what will come next.

Inca, Paraguay Division Soccer Player, Scores AMAZING Free Kick Goal (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Glaucineis Martins da Silva, or the Paraguay Division soccer player known as Inca, scored an incredible goal off of a free kick last weekend. In a mat...