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Long-lost Inca altar found beside Peru river

Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. About 35 percent of the altar -- weighing around 20 tonnes and decorated with detailed carving -- was located on the bank of the Vilcanota River, in the Cusco region. The hefty stone religious piece, dating from sometime between 1200 and 1500 AD, is about 2.
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