Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System World Heritage Site (South America)
Fri, 11/02/2018 - 15:22
Qhapaq Ñan is an extensive Inca communication, trade and defense network of roads, covering more than 18,000 miles through one of the world’s most extreme geographical terrains. The road links the peaks of the Andes to the coast, running through rain forests, alleys and deserts.
Situated near the town of Puerto Momotombo, León Viejo is one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlements in the Americas. It did not develop and so its ruins are outstanding testimony to the social and economic structures of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century.
Sacred City of Caral-Supe (Peru)
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:08
The Sacred City of Caral-Supe is a 5000-year-old archaeological site situated on a dry desert terrace overlooking the green valley of the Supe River in Peru. It dates back to the Late Archaic Period of the Central Andes and is the oldest center of civilization in the Americas.
The San Agustín Archaeological Park comprises three separate properties: San Agustín, Alto de los Ídolos and Alto de Las Piedras. The largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America stands in a wild, spectacular landscape.
The Cultural Triangle: Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park is a monumental area that contains Mayan cities like Yaxhá, Nakum, Naranjo and Holmul. It is the site of the first multidisciplinary project involving archaeologists, architects, conservators, restorers, biologists and workers.
Tulum is the site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city which served as a major port for the ancient city of Coba, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Tulum is situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya.