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The Inca Road Is a New World Heritage Site

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 23 June 2014 @ 17:00 pm | No Comments

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QhapaqÑam

Somewhere in the Qhapaq Ñam. Photo on Flickr by user Rainbowasi [1]. CC BY-SA 2.0

For the first time in the 40 years of World Heritage convention, six countries united to submit a joint application to designate a cultural site as world heritage. Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru requested that the Incan Road be included as a cultural heritage site [2].

The announcement was made in the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in in Doha, Qatar.

The international body highlighted that the Inca Road “represents a very valuable shared legacy, almost 60,000 kilometers long”:

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru share a new cultural legacy site: #QhapaqÑan, Inca road system. Congratulations!


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[1] Rainbowasi: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowasi/14209485179

[2] cultural heritage site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_heritage

[3] #patrimoniomundial: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23patrimoniomundial&src=hash

[4] #QhapaqÑan: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Qhapaq%C3%91an&src=hash

[5] junio 21, 2014: https://twitter.com/UNESCO_es/statuses/480374902340747265

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