04 December 2008

Citadel found in South America

Exciting news!

A Pre-Inca citadel has been discovered in the Amazonian forest.


The main encampment comprises circular stone houses overgrown by lush jungle over an area of five hectares (12 acres), said archaeologist Benedict Goicochea Perez, quoted by the official Andina news agency.

The citadel sits atop a chasm that the former inhabitants may have used as a lookout to spy on approaching enemies, said Goicochea Perez.

Experts speculate that this might have belonged to/were built by Chachapoyas civilization. Roughly meaning Cloud People (and thus bringing out a whole new term for Cloud Computing), these folk might have pre-dated the Incas; they were later conquered by Incas who later faced germs and steel in the form of Spanish invaders.