Chachapoyas. Sep. 16 (ANDINA). A local explorer and photographer has uncovered an archaeological complex full of typical Chachapoyan round structures in the Amazon region. Martin Chumbe found 'Atumpucro' on a joint expedition with the mayor of the San Juan de Lopecancha district. who is also the owner of the land. presstv.ir reported.
The site is located on the Atumpucro hill in Luya Province and features some 150 circular homes and impressive walls.
Perched on the western side of the Utcubamba River and spanning an area of more than two hectares. the site requires a two-hour drive and then a 40 minute walk from the modern city of Chachapoyas.
Chachapoyas were a group that lived in the cloud forests of the Amazonas region of present-day Peru.
Their architectural model is characterized by circular stone constructions; raised platforms constructed on slopes and decorated walls.
‘It is a beautiful place. All the houses have rectangular windows. niches and friezes all around.’ Chumbe said. ‘The houses are built upon large terraces and there are impressive walls about 50 meters long and 3 meters high.’ he explained. ‘The architecture and the skilled work that has gone into building the site has allowed the building to survive for all this time despite their precarious location.’ Chumbe said.