October 6, 2008 |
Five state police officers were arrested in connection with the deaths of four villagers during a raid on protesters who had seized the entrance of a Maya archaeological site. The five officers led an operation Friday to remove hundreds of mostly indigenous villagers who had occupied the entrance of the Chinkultic ruins in southern Mexico for nearly a month, the Chiapas Justice Department said. The officers were being investigated on possible homicide charges. The villagers, most of them from the Maya Tzeltal and Tzotzil cultures, had been protesting excessive entrance fees and the failure to reinvest that revenue into the area's infrastructure and environment.
April 11, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO PICACHO PEAK, ARIZ. From LAX , Southwest, United and American offer nonstop service to Tucson, and US Airways, Delta, United and Southwest offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $254. BATTLE SITES Picacho Peak State Park , 15520 Picacho Peak Road, Picacho, Ariz.; (520) 466-3183. Regular admission to the park is $7 a car, $10 during the reenactment. Hiking and camping. Next year's reenactment is scheduled for March 10 and 11. Ft. Bowie National Historic Site, 3203 S. Old Fort Bowie Road Bowie, Ariz.; (520)
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January 14, 1990
Regarding the Jan. 7 letter of Todd (I've Been Married for Six Months) Bisson: Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd . . . people with six months of marriage under their belts, so to speak, should never, never, never mention it when they are trying to sound like an expert on marital relationships. It ruins your credibility. MARY AMBRIZ, (17 years of marriage and still no expert), Redlands
March 6, 2011
The ruins of Petra in Jordan are among the world's most renowned archaeological sites. The ancient city is known for towering structures half-built and half-carved into the rock. On a trip to the ruins in December, Times reader Sara Shuman shot this photo of the monastery, one of Petra's most famous structures, with her iPhone. "We rode donkeys up the 800 steps in Petra...to see this amazing Nabataean monument," Shuman says. "Most folks don't take the time and effort to climb up the mountain to see this amazing template.
April 15, 2011 |
In July, Machu Picchu, Peru’s biggest tourist attraction, will mark its 100 th anniversary of rediscovery. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale professor, came upon the vine-covered ruins on July 24, 1911. Here, then, as we lead up to the century mark, are 100-plus facts about Machu Picchu, its country, its history and its players. We will post one each day for the next 100 days. 1. At 496,218 square miles, Peru, in western South America , is about the size of three Californias. California, however, has about 8 million more residents than Peru.
January 4, 2005
I was appalled that Craig Childs ["Aching Fingers, Concrete Toes," Dec. 28] not only entered an unguarded Anasazi ruin in Arizona but spent the night. Rather than "leave it be," they wandered through a "hive of ancient rooms." Many of our national treasures have been damaged by such thoughtless action. Walking on the rubble can damage the artifacts and structures that can give archeologists insight into ancient and extinct civilizations. Indeed, entering Anasazi ruins is prohibited on public lands.