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Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:56 AM

The listing of the Qhapaq Nan roads is expected to boost efforts to preserve and promote the network – an engineering marvel comparable to the vast road system of the Roman Empire

WORLD HERITAGE. A file photo taken on December 12, 2012 shows a section of the Inca trail is seen near the Huaycan de Cieneguilla archaeological site, 70 km east from Lima. Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started on June 15, 2014 in Doha. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/ AFP

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status

Jun 15, 2014 - 8:18 PM

At least 30 natural and cultural sites all over the world are vying to get the prestigious distinction

WORLD'S TREASURE. Qhapaq Nan is a huge network of roads used by the Inca empire spanning over 30,000 kilometers. Image from Wikimedia Commons