Researchers from the National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu have uncovered a stretch of the Inca Road which serves as a stunning testament to the capabilities of pre-Colombian engineers in Peru.

The newly discovered segment of ancient Incan roadway runs for 1.5 kilometres around the mountainous Wayraqtambo (Inn of the Winds) area to a platform which looks directly upon Machu Picchu, providing a stunning view of the world-renowned archaeological site. The road measures between 1.2 and 1.4 metres in width, depending upon the underlying topography. The most impressive…