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network of passageways in peru: where do these tunnels go? Archaeologists discover network of passageways under 3000 year old temple in peru -Newshubweek

network of passageways in peru: where do these tunnels go?  Archaeologists discover network of passageways under 3000 year old temple in peru
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Lima : A team of archaeologists has discovered a network of tunnels under a temple that is more than 3,000 years old in the Peruvian Andes. The Chavin de Huantar Temple, located in the north-central Andes, was once the religious and administrative center for the people of the entire region. The tunnels were discovered in early May, according to John Rick, an archaeologist at Stanford University involved in the excavation.

These tunnels are believed to be older than the labyrinth galleries of the temple. A total of 35 tunnels have been discovered after many years of excavation at an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level. All these tunnels are interconnected and were constructed between 1200 and 200 BC in the foothills of the Andes. Rick said, ‘These are tunnels but they are completely different. It is a completely different form of construction.

History of the name ‘Chavin de Huantar’
He said that these include many such things which we have never seen in tunnels before. Chavin de Huantar was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985. Chavin de Huantar was the name of the operation carried out by the Peruvian armed forces in 1997 to rescue 72 people taken hostage by the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) rebel group from the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Lima. During this, the soldiers had built a network of tunnels.

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