Peru

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Obituaries

Teresa Burga, trailblazing Peruvian conceptualist artist, has died, aged 86

Although overlooked by art institutions until only recently, she continued to create work about artificial systems and bureaucracies during a 30-year career in Lima's customs office

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Conservation & Preservation

World Monuments Fund pleads with Peru's government to delay airport construction work in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Organisation points out that Peru has not carried out an analysis of the heritage impact on Machu Picchu, Cusco and an Inca road network as requested by Unesco

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Mummified llamas, sacrificed to the gods by Incas, uncovered by archaeologists in Peru

The animals still had their ritual adornments, including necklaces and long, colourful tassels hanging from their ears

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Massive ancient cat image discovered among Peru’s Nazca Lines

The 2,000 year-old earth carving could be the oldest geoglyph ever found

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Heritage

Machu Picchu all to yourself? Japanese tourist gets special solo tour of ancient site

Culture ministry gives Jesse Katayama access after being stranded in Peru for seven months because of coronavirus

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Conservation & Preservation

Getty shores up Peruvian church in an earthquake zone

The preservation project could serve as a prototype for saving other earthen buildings

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Heritage

Opposition flares as Peru’s government makes way for airport near Machu Picchu

A petition has been launched to prevent the Peruvian government from continuing the project

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Fakes & copies

After countless tests and 20 years of argument, gold pieces in The Gold Museum in Lima have been declared fakes.

Revelations concerning the pre-Columbian fakes came to light after the death of founder

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Colonial art

“Converging Cultures: art & identity in Spanish America”: a much anticipated exhibition

Four years late, the major show of Spanish colonial art and culture reveals the viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru produced during Spanish dominion