The new stretch of the
The Wayraqtambo area is located behind the mountain of
The part just discovered is 1.5 kilometers (almost 1 mile) long by 1.2 to 1.4 meters (3 3/4 to 4 1/2 feet) wide, depending on the topography of the land.
The road is covered with vegetation, but some parts have been cleared of weeds and scrub by the park's researchers so that containing walls 3 meters (9 3/4 feet) high can be observed.
The head of the archaeological park,
Astete added that the tunnel is one of the best examples of Inca engineering since it was built when the main road collapsed, and because of that, the Incas broke through the rock and opened the tunnel, which remains functional more than 500 years after its construction.
"This road ought to be restored as soon as possible due to its great value as cultural heritage," the anthropologist said.
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