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The Wonderland of Peru: Re-Discovering Machu Picchu

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

On July 24th, 1911, in the Andes mountains of Peru, a lecturer of Latin American history with no archaeological training, reached the mountain top “lost city of the Incas.” Hiram Bingham, one of the first Westerners to ever see the site, named it for the “great mountain” on which it stood;...

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The Deceptive Simplicity of Peruvian Textiles

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

For thousands of years before European contact, the indigenous people of the Andes have raised alpaca, vicuña, and other members of the camelid family for their versatile fleece. High in the Andean Altiplano, where temperatures often dip below freezing and the winds whip the high plains, the...

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Summer Skywatching

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

Grab your telescope and train your eye on the sky, some big skywatching events are coming our way before the summer is out. August 10: Largest Full Moon of 2014 On August 10th, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth this year. This date coincides with a full moon in the lunar cycle...

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