The Qhapaq Ñan, also known as the Royal Road of the Incas, is a road route spanning 30,000 kilometers and extends from Ecuador to Argentina. It is considered the largest engineering feat on the American continent in the pre-conquest era.
In addition to raising awareness of the engineering of this great road, the exhibition showcases the Inca world and the oldest civilizations of the empire, thanks to the exhibition of artefacts kept at the MUDEC. The route describes the various “routes” with the accessory structures, such as the suspension bridges, which have constituted an important tool of connection and knowledge between peoples, as well as performing the function of a commercial route, and a means of controlling and collecting tolls. Of particular importance is the video installation that depicts the discovery of an unusual stretch of road in the northwest of Argentina.
The exhibition, located in the Khaledal-Asaad space and curated by Carolina Orsini, curator of the archaeological and ethnographic collections of the Museum of Cultures, presents to the public the relief and excavation works and the latest discoveries made along the Inca route in the north-west of Argentina as part of the archaeological mission “Antonio Raimondi: research in the Calchaqui valley”(Salta, Argentina), operating in the country with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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