Jul 07, 2011 01:34 EDT
Peruvians celebrate this month the centennial of the "discovery" of Machu Picchu, a world tourist attraction and archeological marvel that has yet to reveal all its secrets.
Jul 04, 2011 17:48 EDT
Peru decorated Zahi Hawass, Egypt's antiquities minister, Monday for helping retrieve a cache of ancient artifacts taken from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu nearly 100 years ago.
May 12, 2011 12:33 EDT
The United States on Thursday returned a collection of stolen historical artefacts to Peru, including textiles and pottery estimated to be up to 1,800 years old.
Mar 30, 2011 17:51 EDT
Peru on Wednesday gave a grandiose welcome to several hundred artefacts returned one century after they were "loaned" to Yale University from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Feb 25, 2011 10:40 EST
Archeologists have discovered a group of ancient tombs in the mountainous jungle of southeastern Peru they say is as important as the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Feb 21, 2011 20:23 EST
Peru's picturesque Inca city of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a victim of its own success, and booming tourism demand now means access must be limited to protect it, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said.
Nov 20, 2010 16:17 EST
Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Yale University of the United States had promised to return to Peru thousands of archeological artifacts taken from Machu Picchu a century ago.
Nov 19, 2010 23:31 EST
Peru's president says Yale agrees to return artifacts taken from Incas' Machu Picchu. Peru's president announced Friday that Yale University has agreed to return thousands of artifacts taken away from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu nearly a century ago.
Nov 19, 2010 20:56 EST
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru said on Friday that Yale University has agreed to return thousands of artifacts taken from the Machu Picchu archeological site in the Andes in the early 1900s, and the pact could end a bitter controversy.
Nov 17, 2010 16:55 EST
Mexicans raise a taco to toast UN designation of their food as intangible cultural heritage. The quesadilla had more zip Wednesday and the taco tasted just a bit sweeter as Mexico celebrated its food being put on the United Nations list of intangible cultural heritage, alongside the lofty art of eating in France.
Nov 09, 2010 19:22 EST
Nov 05, 2010 19:46 EDT
"Give back the Machu Picchu items," was among the chants from people in the protests.
Nov 05, 2010 19:35 EDT
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Alan Garcia led thousands of marchers through the streets of Lima on Friday to demand that Yale University return archeological treasures taken from Machu Picchu in the early 1900s.
Nov 03, 2010 12:04 EDT
In a letter given to the US ambassador in Lima and released by the presidency, Garcia said he considered Obama's intervention "just and necessary" and said Peru's request was a matter of "national good faith."
Oct 26, 2010 22:21 EDT
LOJA, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's president on Tuesday threw his support behind demands by neighboring Peru for Yale University to return thousands of artifacts removed from the Inca site of Machu Picchu a century ago for study at the U.S. university.
Oct 01, 2010 11:05 EDT
Three years after his last blockbuster, bus conductor turned Indian film megastar Rajinikanth returned to the silver screen Friday with a movie expected to break all box-office records.
Sep 28, 2010 09:17 EDT
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian president Alan Garcia demanded Monday that Yale University return the archeological treasures its researchers "looted" from the country's Machu Picchu site in the early 1900s.
Sep 24, 2010 17:06 EDT
Protests by Peruvian students against water project halt flights in Cuzco. Peruvian police say hundreds of student protesters toppled a perimeter wall at Cuzco's airport, prompting flight suspensions and cancellations that stranded about 500 tourists.
Sep 20, 2010 17:27 EDT
Protests by peasants against reservoir prompt temporary halt in rail service to Machu Picchu. Peruvian authorities are suspending rail service to the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu for two days due to expected protests against a planned reservoir.
Sep 07, 2010 09:45 EDT
Peru's new Minister of Culture Juan Ossion has launched a campaign to recover thousands of treasures from Machu Picchu that have been stored for more than a century at a prestigious American university.