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Francisco Pizarro González (1474-1541)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Francisco Pizarro, a peasant from Spain, was one of the least well-equipped conquerors in history. However, in the name of Christ, he destroyed the powerful Empire of the Incas and bestowed on Spain the richest of possessions. Pizarro also established the city of Lima in Peru thus opening the way for Spanish culture to dominate South America.
  • Conquistador
  • Explorer
  • Militarian

Ciro Alegría Bazán (1909-1967)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Ciro Alegría was born 1909 in Cajabamba, Peru, as the son of Spanish-Irish parents. He died in 1967. His great-grandfather Diego Lynch was an Irishman and owner of Peruvian mines. Alegria at age eighteen began work as a newspaper reporter, covering politics and government.
  • Activist
  • Journalist
  • Politician
  • Writer

José Fernando de Abascal (1743-1821)

Peruvian Personalities & Founders
Abascal was born into a noble family and was a Spanish military officer and colonial administrator in America. At the age of 19, he entered the army. After serving for 20 years, they promoted him to colonel, and later in the war against France, to brigadier. In 1796 he took part in the defense of Havana against the British.
  • Militarian
  • Viceroy
Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the conquistadores included a few fabrics in shipments of gold and silver they sent back to Spain.

History of Peruvian Archaeology

Peruvian Archaeology
The story of the origins and development of Peruvian archaeology begins with the earliest Spanish contact in 1524, and continues through the Colonial and Independence periods, leading at the close of the Early Republican period in 1900 to the emergence of the discipline of archaeology. It is to these three periods of time, spanning approximately...

Religion and Gods in Ancient Peru

Gods, Spirits, Deities & Worshipping in Peru
Like most ancient peoples, the Incas and their contemporaries worshipped multiple gods. Yet there was an unmistakable tendency for each group to recognize a single god as supremely significant, at least so far as its own tribal fortunes were concerned.

WiFi Access

Post, Cellphones, Wifi, Internet...
State of the art technology didn't pass by Peru completely. In Lima you find numerous public places with free Wi-Fi. Some hotels and hostels as well as bigger shopping malls, a few cafes and restaurants, especially in Miraflores and San Isidro, also offer this service to their customers. All Starbucks have Wi-Fi, most are free, but at some place...

Internet Cafes

Post, Cellphones, Wifi, Internet...
As many Peruvians don't have their own computer or Internet access, you can find Internet cafes around every corner in Lima. Size, equipment and speed differ from location to location. But all Internet cafes offer at least surfing the net and e-mailing, most national and international calls via Skype.

Cellphone and mobile internet providers in Peru

Post, Cellphones, Wifi, Internet...
Nowadays it is a near-necessity to stay connected and online at all times even when travelling or moving. In Peru, which has seen a tremendous development in mobile networks over the past years and today is one of the best in 4G availability in Latin America, that’s relatively easy.
Earthquakes are among the most powerful and terrifying events on earth. Unfortunately for thousands of years they have been a common occurrence in Peru. To this day we can't predict earthquakes and never know when and where to expect the next tremor and how bad it will be.
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    The colorful Fabrics and Textiles of Peru

    Europe’s first knowledge of Peruvian textiles was acquired following the Spanish invasion of Peru in 1532, when the…
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    The Peruvian economy is an emerging, social market economy highly dependent on foreign trade and classified as an upper…