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    Archaeologists Discover New Road To Machu Picchu

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    Archaeologists working in Peru have found a vegetation-covered road that leads to a Machu Picchu ruins overlook site.


    Archaeologists working in Peru have found a vegetation-covered road that leads to a Machu Picchu ruins overlook site.

    Workers have begun clearing the route and it’s hoped that someday in the very near future it will be restored.

    Among the many spectacular things about the road is that a stretch of it extends through a tunnel.

    It seems that while the passageway was in use by the Incas about 20 feet of rock fell onto it. In order for access to be restored, workers had to burrow through the mass.

    According to one of the archaeologists, that involved the breaking up and rearranging of the rock pile.

    The covered portion of the path is estimated to be about 15 feet long with an opening that stretches up to 12 feet high.

    It’s also about 500 years old and still intact, making it quite an engineering feat.

    The Incas’ creative and adept problem solving at the time could also end up easing current woes.

    At this time, tourist traffic in the area is incredibly congested, and having another way to view the site could help alleviate the problem.