Buried at 2,000 meters high: the inaccessible sarcophagi of Karajia in Peru

Between the steep gorges of the Andes and the immense rainforests of the Amazonas region in Peru, there are surprising historical sites that document the history of the Chachapoya people, who had to surrender to the Incas, just a few years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. The premiere scene from the legendary film “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”, Indiana Jones searches the booby-trapped ruins of a Chachapoyan temple for a golden idol. Probably this is a Hollywood classic scene, but the history behind the…

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#TodayInHistory – August 17

August 17 – Some important events on this day. 1585 👉🏼 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by Duke of Parma 1590 👉🏼 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier 1858 👉🏼 1st bank in Hawaii opens 1891 👉🏼 1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People’s Bath) 1891 👉🏼 Electric self-starter for automobile patented 1903 👉🏼 Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America…

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