… are an unusual
geological formation located at the centre of
General Carrera Lake
in Chile. They represent a
group of caverns, columns and tunnels formed in monoliths of marble.
The Marble Caves have been formed by wave action over the last 6,200
Ruth Shady (b. 1946) is an
archaeologist and anthropologist from Peru. She is the founder and director of
the archaeological project at Caral – the most ancient city in the Americas, and
the site of the Norte Chico civilisation.
She has directed numerous
archaeological projects around Peru, offering valuable information about the
history of the Americas and the civilisations that once inhabited it. She also
served as the director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of Peru,
and professor at the National University of San Marcos.