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James Blunt Performing in Lima, Peru on February 1, 2009

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bluntIf you are planning to visit Lima early February and are a fan of British songwriter and singer James Blunt, you might want to make sure you book your calendar on the evening of February 1!

As part of his South American tour, Blunt will be performing in Lima, Peru at the Jockey Plaza Center in the outdoors stage, as RPP reports. As a reference, the Center is approx. 45-minute drive away from the Miraflores/San Isidro area where typical tourist hotels are located.

Blunt has more than 16 million copies sold around the world, and his hits song include “You’re Beautiful”, “Back To Bedlam”, “Goodbye My Lover”, “High” and “Wisemen”, among others.

Tickets will be sold starting this Friday, December 19 via the TuEntrada website.

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Written by Catherine Castro

December 17, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Hundreds of Bronze Artifacts Back from Inca Empire Discovered

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bronzeSeems to be a busy day on Peruvian archaeology. In Cuzco (close to Macchu Pichu), archaeologists have discovered hundreds of bronze artifacts that date back from the Inca empire, including 179 plumbs (cylindrical cone-shaped weights) of different types and 98 nose rings, as Andina reports.

This discovery would confirm the hypothesis that Incas had different methods of construction used to build their houses, and employed high-quality techniques to control vertical alignments of their buildings.

Written by Catherine Castro

December 17, 2008 at 7:40 pm

New Ancient Civilization Found, Now in Chiclayo

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city2If there is one thing about Peruvian history is that it goes way back thousands of years BC. With the nature of Peru’s landscape being so diverse and the Andes mountains crossing it vertically, it is no surprise that once again an entire ancient city is discovered — check out my earlier post on a Chachapoya tribe ancient city found in Peru’s Amazon. This time is a city in the north of Peru called Chiclayo, as BBC News reports.

Archaeologists claim to have found “the missing link between the ancient cultures of the Wari people and the earlier Moche civilisation […] because it explains how the Wari people allowed for the continuation of culture after the Moche.”

The Waris were the first strongly militaristic and urban culture of Peru who conquered the Moches by trying to enforce their own values and suppress local oral traditions and regional self-expression. The Wari empire ruled between approximately 100 AD to 700 AD – a few centuries before the Inca empire.

Here’s something to remember: if you get to visit Chiclayo, you will have a great archaeological and site seeing tour, but also one of the best beach areas and seafood in Peru!

Written by Catherine Castro

December 17, 2008 at 7:23 pm