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Group of Cusco citizens plans to reclaim Temple Qorikancha
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Friday January 19, 2018
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In a letter to Pope Francis, a group of Cusqueños wants to convince the Catholic Church to return the ancient Inca temple Qorikancha.

Like many other Inca temples in the city of Cusco and its surroundings, Qorikancha, the most important temple of the Inca Empire, had been destroyed during the Spanish conquest more than 500 years ago and a Catholic church had been built on its foundations....
Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Archaeological Site of Muyu Orqo Undergoes Renovation
The archaeological site Muyu Orqo, located in Southern Cusco, recently received some renovations and preservation work this past week from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

With the support of locals in the area, specialists cleaned and cleared vegetation covering several structures and carried out other forms of maintenance on the “colcas”, or storage facilities used during Inca times. ...
A vast area of high cliffs measuring as high as 250 meters known as Tres Cañones in the southern region of Cusco was recently recognized as a Regional Conservation Area by the Ministry of the Environment in Peru.

The rocky peaks, which are the main attraction at the site, are located in the province of Espinar and were formed as the Apurímac, Callumani and Cerritambo rivers eroded over time. ...
Tuesday August 29, 2017
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International Book Fair Held in Cusco This Week
The International Book Fair Cusco 2017 will be held from August 25 to September 3, with the participation of approximately fifty writers and numerous activities to take part in, including concerts by the Cusco Symphony Orchestra, lectures, artistic performances for children, dialogues of philosophy and literature, and other similar activities.

The FIL Cusco 2017 is organized in honor of Narciso Aréstegui Zuzunaga ...
The winner of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship Braulio Quispe, a Peruvian national, will teach Quechua and Peruvian culture for 9 months to university students from the United States.

Mr. Quispe was awarded the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) grant from the Fulbright Peru Commission, according to the United States Embassy. ...
In an emotional ceremony held at the Casa Garcilaso in Cusco, representatives from the National Geographic Society returned 305 digitized photographs of Machu Picchu that were recorded by the Peruvian Expeditions of Yale headed by Hiram Bingham more than 100 years ago.

The photographs delivered are in black and white and provide a valuable testimony to the conditions under which the archaeological evidence ...
The big technology company Samsung Electronics is planning to open a new “Smart School” location in Cusco to grant students access to today’s technologies. Ever since the start of the program in 2013, Samsung has built up a list of 140 “Smart Schools” all over the world in 18 different countries.

The Smart School initiative doesn´t provide actual schools, but locations where children can make use of electronic blackboards ...






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