The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is scene of new archaeological finds

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At the foot of the Hill Taparayoq Tunasmoqo found is rectangular and circular enclosures, water channels, funerary contexts, terraces, retaining walls and others dating back to the intermediate period when they were seated the Killke culture and also the period late horizon, where there were already installed men of the Inca culture.

The archaeologist Francisco Huarcaya, said that evidence are located at the height of kilometer 88 of the railway line Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu, on the left bank of the river Vilcanota.

In the middle of the Hill and also the upper are rocks where it is possible to display paintings associated with funerary contexts, funerary structures and ceremonial temples. Denotes figures geometric, anthropomorphic, camels, birds, foxes, snakes, toads, zigzagging lines that represent a bolt of lightning, plants similar to corn, circles and straight lines, submissions are mostly red.

"By combining several elements can be interpreted that these iconographic representations show Andean ideology, the cult of the water, the fertility of herds and the notion of group identity", said archaeologist Francisco Huarcaya.

The decentralized direction of culture of Cusco have extensive multidisciplinary research work to deepen the knowledge of the new archaeological evidence. Fernando Astete Victoria head of the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park stressed, "The Ministry of culture contributes to these findings to the scientific knowledge in the Archaeological Park".

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