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HYDRAULIC CEREMONIAL

ACUEDUCTOCOMPLEJO CUMBEMAYO

The aqueduct of the Complex Hydraulic Ceremonial of Cumbemayo, is one it magnifies and surprising work of hydraulic engineering, of approximately 9 km. of longitude, it was built during the period preincaico. A tract of approximately 850 meters of longitude have been worked in the same rock, and they have between 35 and 50 cm. of wide, and from 30 to 65 cm. of depth. Another tract of approximately 4 km. it has been built as aqueduct.

This singular work of hydraulic engineering of the pre-Inca time, it was qualified by the historian Julio C. Tello like an unique "Gigantic work in their gender." The aqueduct; in the tract worked in rock, it is shown as a channel to open sky, of lineal lines and broken in right angles; in certain sectors, it was built; it is thought, with the purpose of to derive and the waters that flow to the slope of Pacific toward that of Atlantic to take advantage. Throughout the aqueduct ceremonial altars exist which have petroglifos in good conservation state. These altars make show off that this whole area would have been a ceremonial center of cult to the water.



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