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Farming terraces from Inca era found in Peru

By IANS Updated: Jan 25, 2018 8:47 pm

Lima, Jan. 25 (IANS): A long-buried group of enclosures and agricultural terraces belonging to the Incas have been discovered at an archaeological park in Peru’s Cusco region.

A government statement said the find was made in the Chinchero Archaeological Park during restoration and enhancement work, Efe news reported.

The project head Felix Vilca said the farming terraces and enclosures had been buried due to the construction of homes and an archaeological museum in Chinchero.

Excavation work at terrace No. 1 revealed small enclosures dating to the Inca era and an aqueduct at the foot of the wall that was used for irrigating crops.

Evidence of a stone floor was found at one of the enclosures, which indicated some also dated back to the colonial or republican period.

By IANS Updated: Jan 25, 2018 8:47:40 pm