Category: Chile

Chile will reopen Easter Island to tourists in August; Reuters

Photo: Marion Giraldo

Easter Island, one of Chile’s biggest tourist attractions, will reopen to visitors starting Aug. 1 after access was restricted at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chile’s government said on Friday.

Source: Chile will reopen Easter Island to tourists in August

Chile’s desert town built on mummies; BBC

Photo: Sergio Donoso

The Egyptians may have the most famous mummies, but they’re not the oldest. The Chinchorro people of Chile’s Atacama Desert were the first to mummify their dead – 7,000 years ago.

Source: Chile’s desert town built on mummies

Fundraiser Seeks to Support Chiloé Island’s Only Print Studio; Valentina Di Liscia; Hyper Allergic

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A small lithography school in the Chilean island is yielding marvelously intricate works, but needs support to restock dwindling supplies.

Source: Fundraiser Seeks to Support Chiloé Island’s Only Print Studio

Chile’s archaeologists fight to save the world’s oldest mummies from climate change; Laurence Blair; The Guardian

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The desert graveyard where the ancient Chinchorro decorated and buried their dead is now a Unesco World Heritage site…

Source: Chile’s archaeologists fight to save the world’s oldest mummies from climate change

UNESCO celebrates 75th anniversary, logo lights up  Eiffel Tower; Unesco

Photo: Carlos Chow

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) logo illuminating against the Eiffel Tower on Friday commemorated the agency’s 75th annivesary.

Source: UNESCO celebrates 75th anniversary, logo lights up  Eiffel Tower  

Easter Island; Margie Goldsmith; BJT Online

Photo: BJT Online

One of Earth’s most remote destinations offers plenty to explore, starting with its famous ancient stone heads.

Source: Easter Island

Can UNESCO status save the world’s oldest mummies?; Mark Johanson; National Geographic

Photo: De Agostini

In the Chilean desert, artfully preserved human remains are a symbol of local pride, but a changing climate threatens their existence.

Source: Can UNESCO status save the world’s oldest mummies?

How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Moai of Rapa Nui; Sal Maccarone; Sierra News Online

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Source: How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Moai of Rapa Nui | Sierra News Online

Unesco adds these 33 cultural, natural sites to World Heritage List this year; Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times

Photo: AFP

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee didn’t meet last year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, so they are reviewing the nominations for both 2020 and 2021.

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Santiago to Valparaiso Day Trip. Things to Do in Valparaiso, Chile; Kamila Napora; My Wanderlust

All you need to know about Santiago to Valparaiso day trip. How to get there, things to do in Valparaiso and more! Check it out!

Source: Santiago to Valparaiso Day Trip. Things to Do in Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso Architecture Guide: Places to Visit in Chile’s Jewel of the Pacific; Nicolas Valencia; Architectura Daily

These are the 20 works of architecture that you need to see during your next visit to the world famous Chilean port city.

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This Dreamy Chilean Island Is Home to Colorful Houses, Stunning Scenery, and the World’s Smallest Deer; Hannah Freedman; Travel + Leisure

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A pint-sized city of wooden houses and churches within a verdant Chilean archipelago – an expert guide to Castro, Chiloé; Chris Moss; Telegraph


Discover what to see and do on a cruise call into Castro, the main settlement on the island of Chiloé, off the coast of Chile in Telegraph expert guide…

Source: A pint-sized city of wooden houses and churches within a verdant Chilean archipelago – an expert guide to Castro, Chiloé

56 abandoned places around the world and the eerie stories behind them; Ciara Appelbaum, Madeline Diamond & Lindsay DeMunno; Insider

From ancient ruins to mental hospitals that have been left to rot, these are the creepiest, most intriguing abandoned places around the world.

Source: 56 abandoned places around the world and the eerie stories behind them

Rapa Nui: Navel of the world; Grace Housholder; KPC News

Twenty-three hundred miles west of Chile is the island of Rapa Nui — 14 miles long by 7 miles wide with fewer than 8,000 residents.

Source: Rapa Nui: Navel of the world

48-Hour Travel Guide To Easter Island; Taylor Boozan; Forbes

How to spend 48 hours on the mysterious and remote Easter Island.

Source: 48-Hour Travel Guide To Easter Island

Chile’s Humberstone and Santa Laura Works Removed From World Heritage Sites List; The Wire

UNESCO has commended Chile for implementing various measures to safeguard the refineries.

Source: Chile’s Humberstone and Santa Laura Works Removed From World Heritage Sites List

The Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works site (Chile), removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger; Unesco

Source: The Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works site (Chile), removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger

How to Tour Chiloe Island: See Penguins, Palafitos, and Churches; Rhonda Albom; Albom Adventures

This guide to Chiloe Island will help you choose between penguins, stilted houses, and old wooden churches when you visit Chiloe in the lakes district of southern Chile.

Source: How to Tour Chiloe Island: See Penguins, Palafitos, and Churches

South American Diary #11: The church at Nercón; Neil Steinberg; Every God Damn Day

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