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"Another" Machu Picchu City Discovered!
The STAR ^ | Mar. 19, 01:00 EDT | Craig Mauro

Posted on 04/03/2002 5:59:39 PM PST by vannrox

Mar. 19, 01:00 EDT

Ancient Inca town called `unparalleled' archeological find


100 structures uncovered at site high in Andes


Craig Mauro
ASSOCIATED PRESS



LIMA, Peru — Explorers have found the extensive ruins of an Inca town, complete with human remains, sprawled spectacularly across a mountain in southern Peru, the expedition leaders said yesterday.


The ancient settlement clings to the slopes of a rugged peak in a region of the Andes Mountains where the Incas hid after the Spanish conquest. It consists of more than 100 structures, including a ridge-top truncated pyramid, ceremonial platforms and an 8-kilometre-long irrigation channel.


British author Peter Frost, who led an eight-member expedition to the area last year, said it is the largest Inca site found since 1964, when American explorer Gene Savoy discovered Vilcabamba, considered the capital of the empire's jungle refuge.


"Few, if any, Spanish conquistadors ever reached the southern part of Vilcabamba," Frost said in an interview. "This site may ultimately yield a record of Inca civilization from the very beginning to the very end, undisturbed by European contact — an unparalleled opportunity.''


The Incas ruled Peru from the 1430s until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1532, constructing stone-block cities and roads and developing a highly organized society.


The settlement is 400 kilometres southeast of Lima and about 40 kilometres southwest of Machu Picchu, Peru's most famous Inca ruins and its top tourist destination.


Frost, 56, who writes about Inca history and guides hiking tours in the Andes, first saw ruins in 1999 while leading an adventure trek nearby. He returned in May, 2001, with a month-long expedition sponsored by the National Geographic Society.


"The site turned out to be far more extensive than we expected," said Alfredo Valencia, a Peruvian archeologist who participated in the dig. "It's spread over 6 square kilometres and is up around 3,500 metres on very steep terrain, and its natural beauty is stunning.''




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; archeology; explorer; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; incas; latinamericalist; lima; machupicchu; peru; ruin
THIS IS WHERE I GO TO GET THE LATEST IN DISCOVERIES!
1 posted on 04/03/2002 5:59:39 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Great site! Thanks for the link. I usually go to Anthropology in the News at Texas A&M for archaeology, but I can't get through at the moment.
2 posted on 04/03/2002 6:09:16 PM PST by Physicist
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To: blam
fyi
4 posted on 04/03/2002 6:15:09 PM PST by Free the USA
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To: vannrox
Lost in Time bump
5 posted on 04/03/2002 6:23:08 PM PST by Soul Citizen
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To: Free the USA
Thanks. Posted here 3-18-2002
7 posted on 04/03/2002 6:37:24 PM PST by blam
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To: vannrox;blam;light speed;danceswithtrout
Thank you for posting this!

Would it be possible for you to post articles such as this to "Science" in the future? With the new format I have subscribed to "Science" and don't want to miss great articles such as this.

8 posted on 04/03/2002 6:38:35 PM PST by d4now
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To: blam
Ha ha ... sorry didn't know you were already here.
9 posted on 04/03/2002 6:39:46 PM PST by d4now
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To: vannrox
Thanks for the link to this great site!
10 posted on 04/03/2002 6:58:36 PM PST by spyone
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To: Physicist
Thank you too!
11 posted on 04/03/2002 6:58:57 PM PST by spyone
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To: vannrox
Discoverers find a single inhabitant of the ancient city!


12 posted on 04/03/2002 7:04:43 PM PST by montag813
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To: vannrox
Good site, thanks. I usually go to the Texas A&M site. Now, I have a new one.
13 posted on 04/03/2002 7:07:41 PM PST by blam
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To: vannrox
Great to read -- I am making my first trip to Machu Picchu in late May, and this just adds to the thrill. Thanks for posting!
15 posted on 04/03/2002 7:15:48 PM PST by speedy
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To: vannrox
What really killed the Incas off was smart growth policies.
16 posted on 04/03/2002 7:22:57 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Gigi_in_SF
You have to subscribe to (topic)"Science" in "General Interest" Forum (Not in the News/Activism Forum).

See?

17 posted on 04/03/2002 7:29:27 PM PST by d4now
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To: montag813
Inca Dinka Do!

Separated at birth???


18 posted on 04/03/2002 7:58:55 PM PST by weegee
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To: vannrox
bookmark
19 posted on 04/03/2002 8:15:26 PM PST by liberallarry
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To: vannrox
bump
20 posted on 04/03/2002 8:48:58 PM PST by PianoMan
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To: vannrox
I wish I was an archeaologist but I don't think I even know how to spell it. It would be so much fun to study something like this.
21 posted on 04/03/2002 9:15:45 PM PST by tiki
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To: vannrox; blam
Machu Picchu theories wrong, experts say.
22 posted on 03/18/2003 8:35:15 AM PST by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Posted here by sarcasm.

'Lost City' Yielding Its Secrets

23 posted on 03/18/2003 9:24:56 AM PST by blam
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Not a ping, just a GGG update.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

24 posted on 12/28/2004 8:26:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("The odds are very much against inclusion, and non-inclusion is unlikely to be meaningful." -seamole)
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Just updating the GGG information, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on or off the
"Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list or GGG weekly digest
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Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

25 posted on 08/11/2005 11:05:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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