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5 Countries to Participate in Restoration of Inca Trail
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Technical teams from the Qhapaq Ñan Project in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru are participating today in an important practical workshop for the conservation of the Inca Trail. Restoration work will be carried out by the teams on the Chinchaysuyo road, particularly on the Hawkaypata-Izcuchaca section.

During the workshop, the teams will restore the stone walkways and walls...
In an emotional ceremony held at the Casa Garcilaso in Cusco, representatives from the National Geographic Society returned 305 digitized photographs of Machu Picchu that were recorded by the Peruvian Expeditions of Yale headed by Hiram Bingham more than 100 years ago.

The photographs delivered are in black and white and provide a valuable testimony to the conditions under which the archaeological evidence ...
The big technology company Samsung Electronics is planning to open a new “Smart School” location in Cusco to grant students access to today’s technologies. Ever since the start of the program in 2013, Samsung has built up a list of 140 “Smart Schools” all over the world in 18 different countries.

The Smart School initiative doesn´t provide actual schools, but locations where children can make use of electronic blackboards ...
The regional government of Cusco has issued an ordinance that requires all schools to teach Quechua, the official language of the Incan Empire that is still spoken by approximately 13% of Peruvians, or about 4 million people.

The initiative seeks to restore interest and passion in the region´s cultural heritage while reversing any type of social stigma that surrounds the language. ...
The Inca ruins of Waqrapukara in Cusco have been declared a new Cultural Heritage Site by the Minustry of Culture in Peru.

Waqrapukara, in the Acos district of Cusco, features beautiful ruins carefully built into the side of a mountain surrounded by the Apurimac River. The foundations of the ruins actually date back to the Pre-Incan Q’anchi culture, while later additions were made in the early 16th century during the rule of Huayna Capac. ...
The long-awaited completion of the construction of Chinchero international airport in Cusco has caused political disagreements between Congress and the local administration and have left the achievement of the project looking further away than ever.

In Cusco, the complications due to disagreements in funding have led to severe protests and strikes. ...
Thursday May 11, 2017
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New Opening Hours Inca Citadel Machu Picchu
New for all travelers to Peru! From the first of July on there are new opening hours for visitors to the famous Inca Site!

For all entrance tickets achieved before July 1, the old opening hours are still valid (until 17:00 pm). The new opening hours will be reflected in the tickets for travelers in Peru visiting Machu Picchu from 1st of June ...






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