Pre-hispanic citadel found in Peru

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Washington, September 14 (ANI): A group of explorers has discovered an impressive and beautiful citadel surrounded by abundant vegetation, supposedly built by a pre-Hispanic civilization, at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level in the community of Limon, Celendin province, in Peru.

The discovery covers about eight hectares and is located near the Maranon river, Miguel Angel Arellano Briceno, president of the Regional Chamber of Tourism (Caretur), and leader of the expedition, told Peruvian news agency Andina.

"The place is impressive and is divided into two apartment complexes covered with weeds, where you can see pre-Inca stone buildings and Inca constructions deteriorated with time, in addition to sidewalks, chulpas, cave paintings and potteries," Arellano said.

According to him, the area has vast vegetation, variety of orchids and wildlife.

"The finding is important because it would change the concept we had of Cajamarca, that the last Inca remain was the Cuarto del Rescate (Ransom Chamber)," he said.

The Ransom Room is a small room located in Cajamarca.

It is considered by most Peruvian historians to be the place where the Inca Empire came to an end with the capture and eventual execution of the Inca Emperor Atahualpa. (ANI)

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