Monday, June 22, 2009

INC-Cusco authorities restore Ollantaytambo archaeological site

Cusco's National Institute of Culture (INC) has completed a series of conservation and restoration works at the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, located in the Urubamba province in Cusco, southeastern Peru. The project is part of measures being implemented by the State's public organization to honor the city of Cusco. Archaeologist Amelia Perez Trujillo explained that seven monuments, three squares, terraces and murals were restored during the project.

According to the Director of Conservation of Cultural Heritage Property, Antonio Silva Del Carpio, a total of 1’730,000 soles were invested in Q'ellorakay (Ollantaytambo), Maskabamba and Pinkulluna projects. Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco.
It is located at an altitude of 2,792 meters above sea level in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, Cusco region.

Source: Andina


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