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Peru to restore new section of Inca trail

By Manuel Vigo

This week Peruvian authorities reaffirmed their commitment to the recovery of the Aypate archeological site, located in Piura.

Peru to restore new section of Inca trail

(Photo: Andina)

This week Peruvian authorities reaffirmed their commitment to the recovery of the Aypate archeological site, located in Piura.


Aypate, which was part of the Inca Road system, will see an investment of one million soles, which will be used for preliminary research, before recovery work takes place, according to state news agency Andina.


The site is expected to be fully recovered within 5 years, according to Luis Lumbreras, head of the Aypate recovery project.


The Aypate archeological site is located about 50 kilometers outside Ayabaca, near the village of Lagunas de Canali, and is the only Inca structure in the region.


The Aypate ruins is thought to have been a large administrative center during the Inca empire, and features doorways, bathrooms, and water canals, which were built using large stones.


According to local media, the Inca trail is being submitted for consideration as a Unesco World Heritage Site, which could strengthen speed up conservation work.