NEW SECTION OF INCA TRAIL DISCOVERED IN PERU

NEW SECTION OF INCA TRAIL DISCOVERED IN PERU. A section of Peru's Inca Trail recently discovered by Peruvian archaeologists in the Cusco region on the country's southeast side after having been abandoned for about 500 years. The new section, which connects the Chakiqocha part of the trail with the Qantupata archaeological site, will reportedly be available to visit in two years, after a research project is conducted. Archaeologists say about 70 percent of the trail is in very good condition with the rest having been damaged by vegetation and landslides. The new section is about 1.7 meters wide and 4.3 kilometers in length, and was built using a retaining wall, rainwater drainage channels, and a paved platform. Photo courtesy of www.andina.com.pe

Last Updated: 2012-07-12

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