State of emergency declared in Peru due to heavy snowfall

An unusual cold spell has hit Peru, its neighbour Bolivia as well as Paraguay. The Peruvian government has extended state of emergency to nine regions to cope with the unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall. Snow has recently gripped many South American countries, with snowfall across Argentina and even in some areas of Brazil. Local…

Ancient Wari royal tomb has been found in Peru

According to the BBC, Archaelogists in Peru have unearthed a royal tomb with treasures and mummified women from about 1,200 years ago. The discovery, made north of Lima, is expected to shed new light on the Wari empire that ruled in the Andes before the rise of the Inca civilisation. Reports suggest that more then…