Pre Inca citadel found in Zana River's upper basin in Peru

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Lima (Peru), September 11 (ANI): Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva has confirmed that a pre-Inca citadel has been found in Zana river's upper basin, between the departments of Lambayeque and Cajamarca in Peru.

According to a report in 'Living in Peru', it would be an archaeological complex belonging to the Cajamarca culture, from the early Christian era.

Alva, who discovered the royal tombs of the Lord of Sipan, said that so far, there are only remains of stone buildings in the vegetation.

"An expedition will return to the scene in November, to investigate more. This culture is poorly studied by the moment, but will surely generate many archaeological projects," said Alva.

A group of researchers and archaeologists, biologists traveled through Zana River Upper Basin a few weeks ago, during the eight days, and are now warning that regional cultural richnesses are being threatened by deforestation and mining. (ANI)

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