Inca ruins discovered in Nazca, Peru
|Los Paredones ruins Nazca, Peru [Credit: 123RF]|
Giuseppe Orefici, the director of the dig, told El Comercio that the Cusco-style construction wasn’t just a happy coincidence. “We can confirm that we’re dealing with specialist carvers that were specially brought from Cusco to do this job and raise these walls,” he said.
|Inca wall in Cusco similar in style to the ruins found in Paredones [Credit: WikiCommons]|
El Comercio reports that the area was probably an administrative and ceremonial center that would have been used in the last years of the Inca Empire. Orefici also revealed that they’ve discovered the tomb of an important figure, a man of around 40. According to El Comercio, offerings near the tomb and other evidence found at the site indicate that high-ranking elites may have occupied this site at one time.
Paredones was inhabited between 1470 and 1550 AD, reports El Comercio.
Author: Rachel Chase | Source: Peru this Weel [September 17, 2013]