New Discoveries Near Cusco in Chincheros

Friday February 2, 2018
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New Discoveries Near Cusco in Chincheros

According to the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDC), there are recent discoveries in the Chinchero archaeological park in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Chinchero is located approximately 40 minutes by bus from Cusco.

The Chinchero archeological site was built around 1480 by Tupac Inca Yupanqui. The site contains amazing pre-Columbian walls, enclosures, platforms, staircases, and altars. Chinchero was built on Inca foundations, and the population of the beautiful town keeps their ancestral customs. The archaeological park is located in Quentepata.

The recent discoveries laid underneath dirt and grass. They even found an aqueduct, that was most likely used to water crops. There are three platforms of which the first was the aqueduct including several chambers. The second platform has two different environments, and remains of a wall pointing north and, "the third platform has three rectangular chambers with great dimensions that cover the entire cropping area completely. One of them had a wooden floor, and, according to its characteristics. It must have been built during colonial times.

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