Peru

Reconstruction of Perucetus colossus in its coastal habitat. A whale-like creature is swimming in the ocean.

New Fossil Whale Challenges Record as Heaviest Animal in History

Scientists have unveiled a new species of early whale that could potentially hold the title as the heaviest animal to have ever lived. Found in Peru, the fossils of this ancient cetacean, named Peruce...

The thirteen towers of Chankillo as seen from the fortified temple Photograph Iván Ghezzi Copyright IDARQ via Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy UNESCO and World Heritage Center

Podcast Episode 49 l Chankillo – The Oldest Sun Observatory in the Americas

Ancient astronomical sites are spread across the earth, and have been fascinating people for millennia. What is less known is that the Americas also have one. It is called the Chankillo Archaeoastrono...

Aerial view of the fortified temple at Chankillo Photograph Servicio Aerofotográfico Nacional Lima via Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy UNESCO & World Heritage Center

Chankillo – The Oldest Sun Observatory in the Americas

The Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex is the oldest Sun observatory in the Americas and dates from between 500-200 BC. Located in the north-central coast of Peru in the Casma Valley, it comprises ...

New species from the Amazon basin Peru Aenigmanu alvareziae. Source: William Wayt Thomas et al. Aenigmanu, a new genus of Picramniaceae from Western Amazonia

This Unusual Plant from the Amazon Has Remained Unidentified since 1973

Unusual Plant from the Amazon Has Remained Unidentified since 1973 and has now been identified as a new species by the name Aenigmanu alvareziae