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Pre-Columbian tunnel complex discovered in southeastern Peru
Agencia EFE ^ | 08/15/2002 08:40 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 08/17/2002 9:06:48 AM PDT by vannrox

Pre-Columbian tunnel complex discovered in southeastern Peru



Story Filed: Thursday, August 15, 2002 8:40 AM EST

Lima, Aug 15, 2002 (EFE via COMTEX) -- A pre-Columbian tunnel complex has been discovered in southeastern Peru, officials said.

Chumbivilcas Mayor Florentino Layme told Panamericana Television that the tunnels were discovered in the southeastern province of Chumbivilcas, some 1,300 kilometers (about 808) miles southeast of the capital.

The tunnels apparently were made by the Wari people who lived in the area prior to the emergence of the Inca empire and are located under the village of Lliqui.

The walls of the tunnels, or "chinkanas" in Quechua, were carved from stone blocks.

Pottery pieces and bones also have been discovered, which fortunately had not been looted, Layme said.

The National Culture Institute is assisting in protecting the complex.

Some tunnels appear to have been natural caves used by inhabitants of the area in religious ceremonies.

The tunnels were accidentally discovered when villagers from Llique were chasing cattle rustlers.


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Very Exciting.
1 posted on 08/17/2002 9:06:49 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
cattle rustlers?

Howe Caverns in New York were discovered when several cows were seen to disappear and then reappear 100 feet away!
2 posted on 08/17/2002 10:19:42 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: blam
Let's bump this one to Mr. Blam for analysis.
3 posted on 08/17/2002 2:31:34 PM PDT by PaulKersey
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To: PaulKersey
Thanks for the ping. Need more info.
4 posted on 08/17/2002 2:47:50 PM PDT by blam
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To: vannrox; *Gods, Graves, Glyphs
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5 posted on 07/21/2004 6:25:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Unlike some people, I have a profile. Okay, maybe it's a little large...)
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Just updating the GGG information, not sending a general distribution.

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