Machu Picchu: New Archaeological Finds from Inca Citadel Released


Translated by Mike Dreckschmidt

Researchers from Machu Picchu Archaeological Park found a stone paved floor and a vessel for rituals.

A group of archaeologists working in Machu Picchu, located in Cusco, today showed one of their most recent finds in the Inca citadel.

In a passage behind the “water mirrors” (recinto de espejos de agua), researchers at the Ministry of Culture have revealed a stone paved floor and, at one of its corners, a vessel that would have been used to make offerings.

“It seems that all the [found]fragments are part of the same vessel. At first glance [it is]a type of pot with a pointed base. When an offering was made, a ritual burning was performed, which is also evidenced in the lithic remains,” José Bastante, one of the archaeologists in charge of the research, told El Comercio.

The researcher also pointed out that a follow-up analysis will be done to accurately determine the century in which the ritual was performed. The discovery of these archaeological remains occurs after a month of excavations in the place.

Source: El Comercio

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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.