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Ancient Andes, Analyzed

An international research team has conducted the first in-depth, wide-scale study of the genomic history of ancient civilizations in the central Andes mountains and coast before European contact. The findings, published online May 7 in Cell, reveal early genetic distinctions between groups in nearby regions, population mixing within and beyond …

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Dining in the heart of the ancient Incan Empire

My memorable dining experience takes me back in time to when I visited Machu Picchu. A world away from today’s Covid-19 UK lockdown. It was 6th September 2018 aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham. My husband James and I were on our way to the world-famous ancient Incan citadel, in Peru. …

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7 new concerts from Presidency during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr | Daily Sabah

The Turkish Presidency will continue the concert series “From 7 Hills to 7 Continents,” launched from Istanbul on April 23, in different cities of the country during the month of Ramadan and over Ramadan Bayram, also known as Eid al-Fitr. As humanity is struggling with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Turkish …

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Stroll through the centuries and visit extinct civilizations.

This article is from Thrillist Credit: Sam Spicer/Moment/Getty People love to call the world apocalyptic, or dub any moderately empty city street a ghost town. But no matter what your friends’ hashtags say, civilization doesn’t just end after a period of social isolation. It takes more than that. Just ask …

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Ancient DNA reveals staying power of early people of the Andes

Machu Picchu was built by the Incas, one of several cultures that settled in the Central Andes over thousands of years. Matthew Butcher By Elizabeth PennisiMay. 7, 2020 , 12:00 PM Some of the world’s more famous and closely examined archaeological sites pepper the hillsides of the Central Andes, documenting …

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Ancient DNA reveals staying power of early people of the Andes

Machu Picchu was built by the Incas, one of several cultures that settled in the Central Andes over thousands of years. Matthew Butcher By Elizabeth PennisiMay. 7, 2020 , 12:00 PM Some of the world’s more famous and closely examined archaeological sites pepper the hillsides of the Central Andes, documenting …

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‘We, the Voyagers: OurVaka’ on Thursday

LIHUE — Learn about the culture, techniques and ancient voyaging methods of the people of Taumako, a Polynesian community in the Solomon Islands, during a free film presentation on Thursday. The Vaka Taumako Project, a group dedicated to the preservation of canoe building, sailing and navigational skills, will showcase the …

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Cultural and outdoor virtual adventures to pass the time throughout COVID-19

Most of us will be on extended staycations in the confinement of our homes until further notice. As we all adapt to this new reality, many cultural and outdoor tourist destinations have begun to promote virtual tours in this time of social distancing guidelines. Given these strange times, explore new …

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An Unforgettable Journey to Historical Machu Picchu, The Once Lost Incan City | Tatler Philippines

Through densely forested mountain tops, a thin mist hung in the air. When we finally met the once lost ancient Incan citadel, the sight (and altitude) took our breath away. Like James Hilton’s Lost Horizon, here was a sacred, spiritual world hidden in the mountaintops.  From a ledge we could …

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Fascinating rare glimpse inside Tahiti’s ancient ‘third gender’ community who don’t identify as male or female

SURREAL photos of Tahiti’s semi-sacred “third gender” – androgynous mahu, who are gender-variant – have been snapped in lush settings in French Polynesia. Swiss-Guinean photographer Namsa Leuba has created a stunning set of images showing models highlighted with colourful cosmetics and body paint, to convey a “surreal sense of beauty …

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