Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed the remains of what is believed to have been a high-ranking official of the Sican culture who lived about 1,200 years ago.
A team co-led by Peruvian archaeologist Carlos del Carpio found the tomb, along with many burial artifacts, about 1,500 meters west of the Lord of Sican’s tomb in Huaca Las Ventanas archaeological site, near the Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary, in the northern Lambayeque region.
According to Peruvian daily El Comercio, the ancient nobleman was buried in lotus posture (sitting with his legs half-crossed) and the finds included a winged eye mask, a ceremonial knife and a metal cup.
The tomb also contained a breastplate of coral colored Spondylus shell beads, seven ceramics and a gold tweezer, representing a bird image of the Sican or Lambayeque cultures.
Archaeologists Carlos Elera, Jose Pinilla and Carlos del Carpio, who work together in the area, described this discovery as a miracle given the erosive power of the La Leches river and the ongoing dam construction.
Tata, the largest industrial conglomerate in India, announced it will enter the Peruvian market via the Pacifico cluster, to provide its services of information technology (IT), business process outsourcing (BPO) and consulting, reports daily Gestion.
“This decision is due to the importance that the Peruvian market has reached worldwide. Its economy has had one of the most outstanding growths in the region, which boosts the demand for services such as IT and BPO,” said Alejandro Valenzuela, Manager Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for Peru, Chile and Ecuador.
This launch is a milestone in the Latin American region, and adds to current offices already operating in México, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Ecuador and Colombia, he said.
Valenzuela said that they expect to reach sales worth US $2 million during the first year, and did not rule out the possibility that some of the most representative Tata companies come to Peru, like thay already did in Chile.
Over 20 indigenous artisans present visitors Peru’s identity
All the magic of Peru in just one place.
- Lima, Jul. 15 (ANDINA). The "Makiykumanta-Peru: Arts and Cultural Legacy Festival," a weeklong celebration of traditional Peruvian culture, opened Tuesday July 13 and runs through Sunday July 18 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC.
Native Peruvian art is among America’s finest. It is expressed through music, dance, food, architecture, paintings, sculpture, carving, textiles, crafts in silver and others.
Craftsmanship, in its variety of forms and styles, is the inheritance of thousands of years of Peruvian cultures. Ancient art and traditions are kept alive through generations and have inspired many artists over the entire geographic extension of Peru.
Ceramics, silver jewelry, imagery, textiles woven from animal or vegetable fibers, sculpture, wood carving, stone and leather and paintings make up the principle expressions of popular art forms.
Makiykumanta, (Quechua for “from our hands”) presents a week of Peruvian legacy with over 20 indigenous artisans presenting to the visitors the identity of Peru. This event will be a great opportunity to appreciate their splendid creations and take a souvenir with you.
Makiykumanta is designed to build an interaction with the audience as it also features the celebration of culture with live music and dances, films, conferences, and Peruvian gastronomy so the visitor can explore the rich history and the legacy of the Land of the Incas.
Visitors will also appreciate the dazzling performances from the amazing variety of the different regions of Peru showcased by each area’s colorful, authentic attire. Performances will feature interactive elements with the visitors.
Lima, Jul. 15 (ANDINA). Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez on Thursday morning proposed Indonesia to form a disarmament committee bringing together other nations to promote peaceful coexistence. The Peruvian leader made these statements after receiving the credentials of the new Indonesian ambassador to Peru, Yosef Berty Fernandez, in a ceremony held at 11.00 hours (16:00 GMT) at the Government Palace.
President Garcia told the diplomat that he will write to his Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to tell him about their conversation and expressed his views on this issue.
On the other hand, the Head of State expressed his government’s interest in jointly developing Peruvian oil palm with Indonesia and encouraged Indonesian entrepreneurs to invest in this field in our country.
Indonesian Ambassador Yosef Berty Fernandez (55) has the diplomatic rank of Minister and has studied Political and Social Sciences at Gadjah Mada University.
Before coming to Peru, he served as Chief of the Council for Cross-border and International Cooperation in the province of Papua, Indonesia, playing an active role in negotiations on border issues between the two nations.