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Peru: Inca paintings, funerary contexts found near Machu Picchu

Descubren contextos funerarios y pinturas Inca en Machu Picchu, en Cusco. ANDINA

11:32 | Cusco, Aug. 25.

The Machu Picchu archaeological park never ceases to amaze researchers and experts, especially now, after the discovery of Inca archaeological evidence in the area.


The finds were a result of maintenance and exploration works held by Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDCC) in Intipata (Torrepata) Hill on the way to the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

According to Inca Trail's maintenance coordinator Francisco Huarcaya, archaeologists found mortuary contexts, ceremonial centers, cave paintings, a rocky shelter, aqueducts and viewpoints.


The rocky shelter and a carved, polished rock were found on the summit of the hill. They were both covered by the dense vegetation of the area.

As stated by Huarcaya, restoration works will be completed after a corresponding analysis is done.

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Published: 8/25/2017
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