Qhapaq Ñan the great Inca Road System is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This sophisticated Andean Road is considered an engineering wonder connecting six countries, from modern-day Colombia in the north to Argentina and Chile in the south, via Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.
Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile are teaming up to protect this precious road. In the future we will offer a trek through this amazing road system.
Glamping (glamorous camping) during the Inca Trail is for people who want to hike the rugged terrain in nature but still want to be pampered along the way. Two clients will be accompanied by 17 staff members. Trekking the Andes in luxury and comfort while still enjoying the rigorous hike and sweating it. All tents are full size standing tents. You will have two toilet tents for your use at each campsite. After an arduous day walking, enjoy a hot shower with natural products and a massage by a proffesional, to ease your aching muscles. Toast the night with a Pisco Sour, Wine, Beer or Champagne while the Chef prepares a delectable plate of your choice.
Walter Alva, director and discoverer of the famous tomb of theLord de Sipan, announced that Brazilian specialists will reveal onWednesday September 21, the reconstructed face of the ancient mummy, using a technique of 3D forensic anthropology.
The Lord of Sipan (Señor de Sipan) was discovered in 1987, marking an important milestone in the archeology of the American continent because for the first time, a royal tomb from a Pre-Inca civilization with no signs of looting was found.
Alva confirmed the formal presentation of the reconstruction of the face will be headed by the researchers who were in charge of undergoing the tedious facial reconstruction process.
“We’ve worked for about three months and this is a long process made possible by the cooperation between Brazil and the University Garcilaso de la Vega,” he said.
Alva adds that this represents a valuable contribution to our culture, since we will have an accurate representation of a historical figure. “This is a way one for us to get closer to what is historically accurate and to put a face to one of Peru’s first officials.”
The event will be held at the Telefonica Convention Center in Jesus Maria, Lima.
The Ministry of Culture, through their special project in charge of the archaeological complex of Chan Chan, revealed today their progress in the Huaca Toledo Project, located inside the complex of Chan Chan in the province of Trujillo, La Libertad.The Huaca Toledo, whose data corresponds to the Late Chimu (pre-Incan culture) period (1350-1400 AC approximately) is a stepped building more than twenty meters high and ninety meters wide, built differently than any other ceremonials centers found on the northern coast. The core of the structure is made up of gravel and stone cells, covered with fine adobe steps.
“Before we didn’t know much of the huaca Chimu, investigations were aimed at the walled structures located in the intangible area of Chan Chan. With the implementation of this research program we can define the shape of this imposing structure that has raised the interest of many researchers,” said Maria Elena Cordova Burga, Director of the Chan Chan Archaeological Complex Project.
“We’ve been able to determine that it is a ceremonial building with public spaces. Because of the unusual material and building scheme, the structure breaks from other huacas found in the Moche Valley,” said Nadia Gamarra Carranza, head of research for the project.
The recovery project at Huaca Toledo aims to: document the materials and construction technique used for the structure, establishing the architectural design and preserve the architectural structure.
The project is planned to take 31 months.
The phase of the project, which began in April and will end in December 2016, has already uncovered 80% of the northern face of the structure.