Cusco: 3000-Year-Old Circular Wall Unearthed

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Archaeologists dig up a circular wall 3 millenniums old in the suburbs of Cusco.

Andina reports that experts from the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDCC) have excavated a 3000-year-old wall in the outer rim of the city.

Experts say the wall belongs to the pre-Inca Marcavelle culture.  It encloses a space which would have been used for both residential and spiritual purposes.

A number of tools made of animal bones as well as seeds and remains of food products were found in the ruins.

The finding is significant because it points to the development of an autonomous culture in Cusco that developed in the same time period as the influential Chavin and Paracas cultures.

The findings also question the origin of influences that the Incas fused into their ultimate expression of Andean culture.

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Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

Discussion1 Comment

  1. The word “ruin”, albeit it is of common usage in these cases, does not sound well when referring to ancient remains of human buildings and monuments.