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Experts reconstruct the face of Peru’s most famous mummy, a teenage Inca sacrificed in Andean snow

The possible living face of Peru’s most famous mummy, a teenage Inca girl sacrificed in a ritual more than 500 years ago atop the...

Mummified mice discovered atop sky-high Andean volcanoes

They were the summits of 20,000-foot volcanoes. Amid the driest desert on Earth. Where temperatures never breached freezing, where less than half of sea-level...

Drought in Brazil’s Amazon reveals ancient engravings

An extreme drought in parts of the Amazon has led to a dramatic drop in river water levels, exposing dozens of usually submerged rock...

Amazonian rainforest hides thousands of records of ancient indigenous communities under its forest canopy

The world’s most diverse forest, the Amazon, may host more than 10,000 records of pre-Columbian earthworks (constructed prior to the arrival of Europeans), according...

Workers uncover eight mummies and pre-Inca objects while expanding the gas network in Peru

Some archaeologists describe Peru’s capital as an onion with many layers of history, others consider it a box of surprises. That’s what some gas...

Ancient Amazonians intentionally created fertile ‘dark earth’

The Amazon river basin is known for its immense and lush tropical forests, so one might assume that the Amazon's land is equally rich....