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Inca Road & Tunnel to Machu Picchu Discovered
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
CUSCO, PERU—A new section of road leading to Machu Picchu has been discovered beneath heavy vegetation, according to a report in Peru This Week. Built by the Incas some 500 years ago, the road is almost a mile long and begins at Wayraqtambo, which is located on the other side of the mountain from Machu Picchu, and leads to a platform overlooking the citadel. A 16-foot-long, intact tunnel is part of the route. The new road “offers an impressive view of the village area at Machu Picchu, from a different angle than everyone usually sees it, and could help to decongest the tourist flow at Machu Picchu,” Fernando Astete, director of the site, told the Andina News Agency.
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